The outcome of these cases will be watched with interest, especially since Mr Deepak Mishra, Special Commissioner, Law and Order, of Delhi Police had, on February 7, 2014, circulated a landmark communication to all Joint Commissioners and district heads of Delhi Police, stating that it had been noticed "that while dealing with crime against animals, most of the police officers either do not know the various provisions of the relevant Acts or show apathy to it by treating such cases as frolicsome and a waste of time.
At times, specific sections of IPC like 428, 429, 379, 503 and Delhi Police
Act 1978 are not invoked.
It added that henceforth it was "the responsibility of the area SHO and ACP/SDPO to properly educate/supervise/guide the IOs to ensure that while dealing with crime against animals, all the sections of the relevant Acts are properly mentioned in the FIRs and investigation/action is taken up accordingly."
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