The Senate on Wednesday passed the Police Reforms Bill and approved a five-year jail term for any individual that impersonates a police officer in order to carry out kidnappings.
The bill was, however, silent on punishment for any police officer that engages in excessive use of force against civilians leading to injury or death as the senate agreed that such officer should be subjected to police internal disciplinary measures.
The legislation proposed a five-year single-tenure for the Inspector General of Police, subject to the approval of the senate.
The IG, according to the bill, can no longer be unilaterally sacked by the President without the approval of the Police Council. Read more