The recent proposal by the PM to have one uniform for all police in the country may be a radical idea a little too early. Instead, the need of the hour is to focus on police reforms instead of cosmetic feel good.
In May 2022, the Supreme Court of India advised the police and courts to put in abeyance Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code, which deals with the offence of sedition, a colonial era law used against freedom fighters, whose success 75 years ago we will revel in soon, with flags in nearly every home.
Aggrieved over the close links between the political class and the police, Chief Justice of India NV Ramana hit out at officers who wanted to be in the good books of the ruling party and misused the rule of law.
The court observed that the affidavits of the officers are not satisfactory. It seems that both the bank and the police are not serious. Proper efforts were not made to prevent fraud. They are told that the fraud took place from a remote area. Even the police are afraid to go to the Naxal area.