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Special Investigation Team (SIT)

What is Special Investigation Team (SIT) and What it do in India?

The meaning or the full form SIT means ‘Special Investigation Team’.

The Special Investigations Team (“SIT” or the “Sitting Committee”) of India is a civilian agency responsible for investigating circumstances involving police and civilians that have resulted in a corruption, misuse of power, death, serious injury, or allegations of sexual assault.

However all full-time SIT investigators are former law enforcement personnel or have worked for law enforcement agencies. The SIT claims to be dedicated to maintaining one law, ensuring equal justice before the law among both the police and the public. Their goal is to ensure that the criminal law is applied appropriately to police conduct, as determined through independent investigations, increasing public confidence in the police services.

Complaints involving police conduct that do not result in a serious injury or death must be referred to the appropriate police service or to another oversight agency, such as the Commission formed in the collaboration with the senior most members and retired cheap justice of Supreme Court of India. These committees in India also brought reforms in the working of the democracy.

Some of names of SITs

  • Justice Verma Committee
  • Shah Nawaz Committee
  • Balwant Rai Mehta Committee
  • Ashok Mehta Committee