Mangalore, Aug 07: “Transformation in the society can be brought through the enforcement of law,” said IGP (western range) Amrith Paul at a workshop held by the departments of forensic medicine and toxicology of K.S. Hegde Medical College, Deralakatte on Wednesday August 06.
The one-day workshop was held at the lecture hall of K.S. Hegde Medical Academy and the police department briefed about ‘Posco Act 2012 and Criminal Law (Amendment) Act 2013’.
Prof Dr. M Shantaram Shetty, vice-chancellor, Nitte University, presided over the programme. Superintendent of police Dr. Sharanappa and Prof Dr. Satish Kumar Bhandary, dean of K S Hegde Medical College, participated as the chief guests.
After inaugurating the workshop, IGP Amrith Paul said, “The cases of rapes have increased in the country and the state during the last four years. These instances are covered in the media. The incidents show the mentality of those who indulge in such acts. If there is equality between men and women, such violence against women can be prevented. However, it is not possible in the present era. So, the instrument called law should be used to prevent violence against women and children.”
Speaking on the occasion, advocate Shamala Bhandari of Women’s Forum said, “I have heard that the officials in the police stations are delaying registering of the complaints by giving several reasons. If the officials lack wisdom and experience, the registrations get delayed and sometimes get closed as well. Receiving the complaint, registering it, and preparing the charge sheet are the foundation of the case. The cases will reach their logical conclusion if these things are done properly.”
Forensic department head and organizer Prof. Mahabalesh Shetty welcomed. Dr. Joshima proposed the vote of thanks and Dr. Sheryl compered the programme.