SC & ST PoA Act: Odisha Police Special Drive Bears Fruit, 704 JERs In This Week

Bhubaneswar: Launching a week-long special drive for issuing the Joint Enquiry Report (JER) for compensation to the SC/ST victims under the provisions of Prevention of Atrocities Act, 704 Joint Enquiry Reports (JERs) have been issued during this one week period.

A press note released by the Odisha Police stated, “Under SC & ST Prevention of Atrocities Act, provisions for compensation to victims exist. For such compensation, a joint enquiry by Dy. SP of Police (DSP) and Executive Magistrate and their report is a requirement. On instructions of DGP, a special drive was launched from 11th to 17th January, 2021 by Odisha Police for conducting such joint enquiry and issuing the Joint Enquiry Report (JER).”

“As a result of this special drive, 704 Joint Enquiry Reports were issued during this one week period. Our achievement during special drive is very good since our issue of JER report in a month has been between 184 and 385 during last one year,” informed the Odisha Police communiqué.

It further informed, “For issue/release of more than 100 JERs during this special drive, DGP has commended Puri District Police and Balasore District Police.”