International Journal For Multidisciplinary Research
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Volume 5 Issue 6
Judicial Review of Police Administrative Action in India
|Abstract||The Constitution specifies that police are a matter for the states to handle. As a result, there are police forces in all 29 of the states. In order to aid the states in maintaining order, the federal government is permitted to keep its own police force. Because of this, it has seven primary police forces and various police organisations for specific responsibilities including collecting information, investigating, conducting research and preserving records, as well as police training.... Enforcing laws, conducting investigations, and providing a safe haven for citizens are all important responsibilities of law enforcement agencies. Having a well-equipped police force in a vast and populous nation like India is critical to ensuring the safety and security of its citizens. Even more important is the fact that they must be given the operational independence to carry out their duties competently, while taking responsibility for either unsatisfactory performance or abusing authority. This paper begins by giving an idea about the discretionary powers given to administrative authorities and that these powers needs to be checked via judicial control over these powers. Police being one such administrative agency is subjected to judicial review for their actions in that capacity. The article then goes on to discuss about the supremacy of rule of law in any action performed. The actions of any agency are judged on various factors including their compliance to doctrine of ultra vires and principles of natural justice. The scope of the doctrine is very wide and any action is subjected to judicial review on few grounds highlighted in this article. Lastly the article talks about the relief of judicial review that can be sought through invoking various writs.|
|Published In||Volume 5, Issue 6, November-December 2023|
|Cite This||Judicial Review of Police Administrative Action in India - Kriti Sharma - IJFMR Volume 5, Issue 6, November-December 2023. DOI 10.36948/ijfmr.2023.v05i06.8315|
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