No information of alleged harassment by cops throughout Covid-19 lockdown maintained by Centre: MHA | India Information
NEW DELHI: The Union Residence Ministry on Wednesday knowledgeable Rajya Sabha that since police and public order are State topics, the Centre has no information of complaints, FIRs, concerning harassment/damage or loss of life of people by police measures whereas imposing the Covid-19 lockdown within the nation,
Minister of State (MoS) Residence G Kishan Reddy, in a written reply within the Rajya Sabha, mentioned “Police and public order are State topics as per seventh schedule of Structure of India. Therefore, the actions are taken by the respective State authorities.”
It additionally added that the information pertaining to complaints and circumstances/FIR registered concerning such incidents are “not maintained centrally.”
Senior Congress chief and Rajya Sabha MP Mallikarjun Kharge had questioned the Centre whether or not it had any particulars of “extreme police measures resulting in harassment/damage or loss of life of people in imposing the Covid-19 lockdown and the motion taken towards such police personnel who’ve carried out such acts.
The Covid-19 induced nationwide lockdown was imposed within the final week of March.
The Monsoon session of the Parliament started on Monday and is scheduled to proceed until October 1.