The Home Department discharges multifarious responsibilities, the important amongst them being – internal security, prevention of crime, maintenance of law and order; sanctioning of prosecutions and detentions under various laws implementation of Arms Act, Foreigners Act, PSARA (Private Security Agency Regulation Act). The Department also works for bringing about improvement in the overall scenario by taking timely and pre-emptive measures for maintaining public order across the UT of Ladakh.
The important area of public interface for Home Department is through Police.
Police exists for citizen/society. They are the major concern and beneficiary of it. Like all other public bodies police is also established for the benefit of citizen/society. As it provides various types of services to society/citizen, it becomes necessary to publish the type of services rendered. Rights and duties of the citizens towards it.
It is an instrument/document to create the awareness amongst the citizens about their rights and duties towards the society in general.
It also provides the broader view of the department, that how it works and where to approach for help. It is a document to give eagle eye vision of the department and services rendered.
Broadly speaking services means:
- Prevention and detection of crime.
- Maintaining Law and Order in Civil society.
Are the major concerns and duties of the police. Apart from these police also performs other functions like:
- Traffic regulation.
- Providing guards and protection to individual institutions.
Apart from these service police is also involved in giving various type of permission and licenses, antecedent verification, etc. as law and other situation connected with it.
- Right to complaint.
- Right to get protection and also can ask for it.
- A complaint can be lodged in writing at any time or the Police Station. Even, if the crime is committed beyond the jurisdictional limits of the police station, a complainant cannot be asked to go to the concerned police station. Complaint must be registered at any police station. It is the duty of the police station to the complaint to the police station concerned.
- If complaint is not taken at the police station, then the complaint can be given to the higher authority.
- The complainant has the right to obtain a copy of the registered FIR free of cost.
- A complainant has the right to know about the progress of the inquiry in respect of the complaint.
- The police do not have the powers to inquire about non-cognizable complaints without permission of the court.
- Woman and children below the age of 15 years cannot be called to the Police Station to take their statements.
- While going on long tour or travel, arms with licence can be deposited with the police station.