But the CRPF Act, RPFAct and PAC Act treat the superior officers differently from the subordinate personnel. In these forces, while the subordinate personnel are criminally liable for various acts including absence from duty, ill-treating their subordinates, misbehaving/assaulting their superiors, the senior officers have not been held liable for such acts.
Amitabh Thakur, presently associated with Lucknow-based Institute for Research and Documentation in Social Sciences (IRDS), has challenged these provisions as not being based on any reasoning as being against right to equality as enshrined in Article 14 of the Constitution.
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