Shortage of cops, forensic officers a key reason for pendency of cases
The Times of India Mumbai|December 09, 2021
Massive shortages of personnel in the police and forensic departments, public prosecutors and sessions court judges have been cited as a key cause for pendency of cases in courts.
Nitasha Natu & V Narayan

Mumbai: “All sanctioned posts of scientific officers are vacant. It borders on the absurd that these positions cannot be filled, added Mehta. Praja data shows that 50% cases sent to the forensic department were pending as of last year. High court lawyer Aditya Pratap added that on several occasions chargesheets are filed without forensic reports as the laboratories take several months to prepare them.

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