Diary of a Sub-Divisional Police Officer

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Diary of a Sub-Divisional Police Officer" offers an authentic glimpse into the dynamic world of law enforcement during the period from February 1979 to August 1980. Serving as the Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) in Palitana Subdivision of Bhavnagar district, Gujarat, the author, Kuldip Sharma, provides a detailed narrative based on real-time investigations and the supervision of serious crimes.


The book, delves into the intricacies of criminal cases, with a focus on 'Visitable Crimes'—offences that demand special attention from supervisory ranks. The SDPO's duties involve the thorough scrutiny of murder cases, culpable homicides, dacoities, robberies, housebreakings with theft, and serious riots. Additionally, cases involving police officers accused of offences are subject of the SDPO's visitation.


Beyond catering to general readers, this book holds immense value for current and aspiring Sub-Divisional Police Officers (SDPOs) and Assistant Commissioners of Police (ACPs). It not only elucidates the methodical and sustained approaches employed in addressing serious crimes during that era but also sheds light on the logic and historical significance of procedures still followed today. The narrative captures the social norms prevalent during the depicted time, offering readers a comprehensive understanding of policing and crime resolution in the late 1970s and early 1980s.


Unlock the archives of police investigations and delve into the fascinating world of a Sub-Divisional Police Officer through his diary. Gain insights into the historical context, procedural intricacies, and social nuances that shaped law enforcement during this period. "Diary of a Sub-Divisional Police Officer" is not just a memoir but a valuable historical document that resonates with relevance for law enforcement professionals and enthusiasts alike.

 

Contents

Of Anonymous Information
20
A Village Bully
33
Of Criminal Tribes Police Patels and Wagharies
55
Too Young to Die
73
Late Registration of a Crime
102
Prime Crime Officer
125
In a Fit of Anger
139
The Weekly Diary
153
The Offence of Rape
204
Prohibition in the BiLingual Bombay State
221
An ElevenYearOld Enmity
234
Temple Theft
255
Infidelity
274
The Offence of HouseBreaking
289
Musings
305
Notes
324

Correction Instruction Stimulation
176
The Scourge of Caste
190

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About the author

Dr. Kuldip Sharma, joined the Indian Police Service, India’s National Police in 1976 and has a varied and in-depth experience in policing and public administration. He is considered an authority on conflict resolution, organized crime, and investigation. He set up the Anti-Terrorist Squad which played a major role in improving the country's internal security dimensions. As Commissioner of Police of three metropolitan areas, he gained considerable experience in ensuring the safety of vast multitudes and had an opportunity of proving his skills in conflict resolution. It is in these assignments that he introduced Community Policing initiatives which found wide acceptance. Later as head of the Criminal Investigation Department, apart from supervising all major cases, he was also the Nodal Officer for all matters pertaining to identifying and neutralizing organized criminal gangs having national and cross-border ramifications. In this assignment, he also drew up a perspective plan to deal with terrorism in the State of Gujarat. During this time, he supervised the functioning of the Economic Offences Wing and laid down detailed orders regarding its functioning. 

He has been Director General of the Bureau of Police Research and Development, New Delhi during which time he prepared and submitted project reports to the Home Ministry on various facets of police functioning including that dealing with investigation and prosecution of crime. As Home Secretary, he has experience in drafting legislation and rendering advice to the government on all matters pertaining to law enforcement agencies. 

He has extensive experience both in implementing and framing policies at the Government level and a clear understanding of legislative/regulatory and policy-setting framework as well as the political environment that shapes it. As a member of the UN Panel of Experts for Sudan, he closely interacted with stakeholders connected with Darfur and helped mediate the peace 

process in that area. During 2016 and 2018 he helped set up the complaint process for the Ministry of Interior Affairs, Afghanistan, and drafted Conduct Rules and Disciplinary Proceeding Regulations for the Afghan National Police. In 2019, he assisted with setting up the Investigation Bureau for the Solomon Islands Independent Commission Against Corruption (SIICAC).

Dr. Sharma holds a PhD in Public Administration, is enrolled as an Advocate with the Bar Council of Gujarat, and is an author of a book entitled “Heaven’s Light Our Guide- Genesis of Indian Police” published by Macmillan India Ltd.

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