UDHAMPUR, July 26: Organized by Sher-i-Kashmir Police Academy (SKPA) Udhampur, a 5-day course on “Safety of women” for investigators of Jammu & Kashmir Police concluded today.
The course was sponsored by Bureau of Police Research & Development (BPR&D), Union Ministry of Home Affairs. The objective of the course was to build the capacity of the investigators in the investigation of crime against women in professional and scientific way by the use of Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kit (SAECK) issued by BPR&D New Delhi.
It was also aimed at teaching them about various laws, making them act professionally and sensitively while conducting their investigations and making them aware about the recent amendments in laws relating to sexual offences against women and children.
A total of 25 officers drawn from different wings of Jammu and Kashmir police attended the course. The course was validated by Dr S D Singh Jamwal (IGP), Director, SKPA Udhampur. During his address, the Director highlighted the importance of the course and the necessity of capacity building for the investigators of Jammu & Kashmir Police.
During the course eminent professionals from the field of Law, Forensics, Investigations and Medicines were invited. The topics of Legal Provisions of Law, Latest Amendments and Judicial Pronouncements, Drafting and Registration of FIR as well as the topic of defects in investigation, prosecution of cases, common mistakes leading to non prosecution were discussed by Kamal Sharma, CPO, CLI Police Academy, Udhampur.
Further lectures on victim counseling and recording of statement of victims, the investigation of cases of acid attack, eve teasing, stalking and outrage of modesty of women, the investigation of kidnapping, etc were given by experts.
To give the firsthand knowledge in the use of SAECK as well as the simulation of the crime scene investigation, the Retired Scientific officer, Rohit Koul and Anju Sharma, Scientific officer, FSL Jammu comprehensively and in detail held five exhaustive sessions.