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Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) on Crimes against Women

    Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) on Crimes against Women

    Context: Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has issued an advisory to all States regarding mandatory operation by the police in crime against women.

    Whats does the law say:

    • According to the Indian Evidence Act, 1872 – The statement, written or verbal, by a person who is dead shall be treated as a relevant factor in the investigation when the statement is made by a person as to the cause of his death, or as to any of the circumstances of the transaction which resulted in his/her death.

    Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)

    Some of the mandatory measures that have to be taken in cases of crime against women:

    1. Compulsory registration of FIR in cases of cognizable offenses, including sexual assault.
    2. Collection of evidence for forensic examination
    3. Use of Sex­ual Assault Evidence Collection Kit
    4. Completion of investigation in sexual assault cases in 2 months
    5. Use of the national database on sexual offenders for identifying and tracking repeat offenders

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