This article deals with the setup, procedure and working of The Maharashtra State Police Complaints Authority (Maharashtra SPCA) राज्य पोलीस तक्रार प्राधिकरण which is established to receive complaints about Police Officers in Maharashtra.
You can complain about various Police excesses, wrongful arrest, wrongful detention, property grabbing, harassment, human rights violations, custodial violence, custodial death and even malpractice and corruption by police officers.
Which laws govern the working of the Maharashtra State Police Complaints Authority?
- Maharashtra Police (Amendment and Continuance) Ordinance, 2014 (Mah. Ord. VIII
of 2014) Published on 5th April 2014 and deemed to come into force on 1st February 2014.
Maharashtra Division Level Police Complaint Authority (Administration and Procedure) Regulations, 2018
- Maharashtra Government Resolution No.: NPC-1008/2/CR-6/POL-3, dated 25th July 2008
- Maharashtra Government Resolution No.: PCA-1013/CR-109/Pol-3 dated 15th July 2013
In addition to this, the Supreme Court Case that brought about the Government to form the Complaints Authority was:
Judgment dated 22/09/2006 of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in Writ Petition (Civil) No.310/1996 in Prakash Singh and Others Vs. Union of India and Others.
How many Police Complaints Authorities are existent?
As per the Law, 2 Police Complaint Authorities should be formed:
- State Level
- District Level
However, presently there is only the State Level Complaints Authority which has been setup.
Where is the Maharashtra State Police Complaints Authority located?
The address of the Maharashtra State Police Complaints Authority is:
Maharashtra State Police Complaints Authority (District Level)
4th Floor, MTNL Cooperage Telephone Exchange Building,
Opp. Cooperage Football Ground, Maharshi Karve Road,
Nariman Point, Mumbai 400021.
022-22820045 / 22820046 / 22820067
Second Office is coming up at Konkan Bhavan Navi Mumbai, to hear complaints for Police Officers below the rank of DCP.
Who are the officers who are a part of the Mah. SPCA?
|Sr. No.||Designation||Currently (2019)|
|1.||Chairperson||Justice A V Potdar, Retd. Judge of the Bombay High Court|
|2.||Member||Shri Prem Kishan Jain, Ex-Addl. Director General of the Maharashtra Police|
|3.||Member – Civil Society Representative||Shri Umakant Mitkar|
|5.||Member-Secretary||Additional Director General of Police (Administration) Dr. Pradnya Sarvade,|
Does the Maharashtra State Police Complaints Authority (Mah. SPCA) have a website?
The Maharashtra State Police Complaints Authority (Mah. SPCA) official website is still not active. Once it is up, we will provide the URL here.Notification CR 56...
Notification CR 56
In what format should we complain about the Police to the Mah. SPCA?
Self Attested Declaration
On plain paper (No Court fee required)
I Shri/Smt./Ms. ____________________ son / daughter / wife / widow of_______________________ __________ aged _________ years, permanent and current address as given below, having Aadhaar No. _______________ (self attested copy attached) do swear in the name of God and/or hereby solemnly affirm and state as follows:
That I am the complainant in the accompanying complaint / have authorized Shri / Smt. / Ms. ______________________________________________________ to file the authorized Shri/ Smt./ Ms.____________________________________________ to file the accompanying complaint as I am unable to file the same because of________________________________________________ ________________________________________ reason.
That the facts stated in the attached complaint in paras __________________________________ are true to the best of my knowledge and in paras ______________________________________ are true to my information and belief.
I therefore request you to enquire into the above complaint and take further action as deemed fit.
Name : ________________________