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Mumbai: ‘Is complaints authority willing to take action against cops?’

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Updated on: 04 December,2023 05:02 AM IST  |  Mumbai
Apoorva Agashe | mailbag@mid-day.com

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Mumbai: ‘Is complaints authority willing to take action against cops?’

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A recent report by Praja Foundation, an NGO, indicates a staggering 97 per cent surge in grievance complaints against police personnel compared to previous years. The findings reveal that the State Police Complaints Authority (SPCA) received a total of 869 grievances in 2022. The SPCA is mandated to address serious violations of the law or abuse of lawful authority by the police. It has the power to conduct inquiries, receive evidence, hold hearings and issue final recommendations to the police department.

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