The newly formed, Mira Bhayandar – Vasai Virar (MBVV) Police Commissionerate under the guidance of its chief IPS Sadanand Date is at the forefront in convicting the accused after a thorough investigation and submission of chargesheet in the court, whereas Amravati is the runner up in the category.
While Navi Mumbai placed third with a 54.78 per cent conviction rate, Thane City stands in the fourth position with 54.08 per cent. Mumbai, with 52.18 per cent ranks the fifth place in investigation and conviction.
Under the Indian Penal Code (IPC), the conviction rate in the Commissionerate of Police across Maharashtra is 55.36 per cent. Recently, this year’s conviction statistics were published. The newly formed Mira Bhayandar Police Commissionerate ranks first, while the Amravati Commissionerate ranks second. Nagpur Police Commissionerate is sixth in the state and Nashik Police Commissionerate is last. The conviction rate of the MBVV Police Commissionerate is 89.63 per cent. Amravati Police Commissionerate has a conviction rate of 58.49 per cent, while Nagpur City Police Commissionerate has a conviction rate of 51.63 per cent.
Seriousness in convictions
Investigating officers keep changing after the crime is reported to the police station and the chargesheet is prepared. Therefore, there is no regularity in the investigation. “Some officers are conducting a thorough investigation. Therefore, the case survives in court. Police officers need to be serious about increasing convictions. Otherwise, the accused is more likely to leave the court,” said the officer, on anonymity.
“Under an able chief, who has vast experience of national policing and thorough terrorism investigation, this has happened,” said the officer.
“The scrutiny of legal experts sought to increase the conviction rate. The indictment is examined by legal counsel and senior police officers. We are working harder to increase the rate of convictions in the future,” added the officer.
Conviction of Commissionerate of Police (Percentage)
Mira Bhayandar 89.63
Navi Mumbai 54.74
Mumbai City 52.18