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Govt says no to extra legal mechanism to prevent implications of innocent youth

Government on Wednesday ruled out setting up of additional mechanism outside the existing judicial process to prevent implications of innocent youth in false terror charges.

Minister of state for home Mullappally Ramachandran told Rajya Sabha that investigation related to serious offence is done by an investigation officer under the supervision of the officer in-charge of the police station concerned.

Besides, under the law, a diary of the investigation proceedings is maintained which is available to the court for review. If evidence available is insufficient then the arrested accused can be released. If there is adequate evidence against the accused, a chargesheet is filed.

The minister said once a charge sheet is filed, police have no role to play and it is up to the magistrate to follow due procedures prescribed under the CrPC.

The CrPC provides for the discharge of the accused if the judge considers that sufficient ground do not exist for proceeding further.
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