KARACHI - The Police indifference, widespread apathy and constant delay in the submission of charge sheet in courts has been hampering the judiciary efforts to accelerate the pace of dispensation of justice, TheNation learnt on Monday. According to details, the newly introduced National Judiciary Policy (NJP), promulgated by Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry aims at wiping out the terminology of Justice Delay, justice denial. The policy is constituted to eradicate unnecessary delay in legal proceedings and ensure speedy trial, but it is yet to be proved effective because of the traditional police attitude regarding the submission of charge-sheets. The NJP seems the only hope for people of the country to get instant justice and they have been eyeing on the current judiciary since the goal of an independent judiciary has been achieved successfully. It is observed that people are being benefitted from the speedy verdict of the regular courts, but on the other side, in many cases, the masses are still suffering from the delaying tactics of the Police. Sindh Prosecutor General Shahdat Awan, while talking to TheNation, denied the perception, saying that since the NJP was introduced and was being implemented in true manner. He said that since introduction of the NJP, a number of cases were disposed off owing to the speedy process, wherein prosecution as well as the other segments had their due role. He said that around 95 percent custodies were brought to the court, and the challans as well as the medico legal officers reports were submitted in the court on time. He added that the investigation process had also been accelerated by the investigation officers. He also made it clear that the problems existed in every field like hurdles being faced by the judiciary and that would be improved in the near future. He informed that his department would compile data regarding the cases. On the other side, Sindh Bar Council (SBC) Vice Chairman Mahmoodul Hassan said that the NJP says that the common people would be ensured easy justice, but admitted that tactics delaying courts proceeding also existed. He said that apathy on the part of the Police was also causing speedy courts proceedings. The SBC VC said that despite taking several initiatives by the apex court to streamline the dispensation of justice processe, the Police always created difficulties to fail the system. While the prosecution also fail to produce cases timely, he added. Mahmoodul Hassan said that the police officials always ignored the court orders and impose their own will over how the case would proceed. But the courts concerned are also reluctant to take strict legal action against the police for non-compliance, which encourages the exploitation of the common man, he added. He said that both the prosecution as well as the investigation officers of the Police had big responsibility in the courts proceedings. Meanwhile, the lawyers fraternity also not satisfied with the police performance, saying that the police officials appear in courts unwillingly only to fulfil formalities and avert the wrath of judges. They (Police officials) do not comply with court orders regarding submission of charge-sheets, arrest of culprits and testimonies require in a number of criminal cases under trial in the subordinate courts, they pointed out, adding that resultantly, progress in these cases slow down significantly as well as affect the process of speedy dispensation of justice. It has also become a matter of routine that the police officials, despite repeated reminders, issuance of show-cause notices and bailable or non-bailable arrest warrants, do not bother to submit charge-sheets or testify witnesses in a number of cases. The legal fraternity also believe that the police officials defiance was the main hurdle in the dispensation of speedy justice to the citizen.