In the case of Suo Motu PIL vs State of Assam, a division bench of Gauhati high court held by Justice Achintya Malla Bujor Barua and Robin Phukan observed that the court passed an order on 31st January 2020 state has taken a progressive step to comply for the same and separate investigation wing from the general police.
IPS officer Nitul Gogoi, Assam also present before the bench stated that a tentative list of the persons for the investigation wing has been drawn.
IPS officer Nitul Gogoi also submitted- “Certain preliminary training had also been imparted at the level of the police training institutes and in the Judicial Academy of Assam. However, there is also a requirement that a Cabinet decision be taken for the purpose to implement the separation of the investigating wing and for the purpose a draft of the Cabinet memorandum had already been prepared which had been placed before the Government,”
Senior government advocate D.Nath requested some time to maintain the record of the case. The bench also clarified that having a separate investigation wing does not require additional finances.
The bench asked for the proper planning and timeline for implementing the separate investigation Wing to the government to respond.
The bench also highlighted by saying that it is in the “Public interest” to require a separate investigation wing.
Similar development will be seen in the state of Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, & Nagaland.