Nitish Kumar expressed concern over decline in conviction rate for crimes

Vastavam web: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today expressed concern over decline in conviction rate for crimes and asked officials to expedite the process of speedy trial to achieve the desired results as in the past.On his assuming power of Bihar for the first time in 2005, Kumar had successfully used the process of speedy trial to expedite conviction rate for crimes as an effective measure to control law and order in the state.The seminar on “Effective Investigation, Speedy Trial and Timely Justice” was organised by Home department in association with Bihar Judicial Academy.

Patna High Court judge Justice K K Mandal, Justice Dinesh Kumar Singh, Advocate General Lalit Kishore, Chief Secretary Anjani Kumar Singh, Director General of Police P K Thakur besides several District Judges, District Magistrates and Superintendent of Police and Public Prosecutors attended the function.Kumar assured the gathering that the government was ready to make any investment to achieve the goal of speedy trial and conviction, be it the use of technology such as video conferencing or creation of posts.”We are people’s representatives and we do get reports from ground that they (PPs) don’t put up cases effectively. I can not fathom the reason behind it but you must do your duty and let the court decide the matter,” the CM said.

Kumar also asked DMs to monitor PPs at district level as whether or not they are effectively and timely putting up cases.After that workshop, even the routine trials in regular courts were sped up.In 2006, the total number of convicts were 6839 followed by 9853 convictions in 2007, 12007 in 2008, 13146 in 2009 and 14311 in 2010, he said reeling out data.