Procuracy urged to strengthen role
HA NOI (VNS)— President Truong Tan Sang yesterday urged the People's Procuracy to minimise wrongful and unjust cases as a priority task in its effort to tackle and prevent crime.
Sang, who is head of the Central Judicial Reform Steering Committee, made this statement while attending a meeting of the people's procuracy section to discuss implementation of upcoming tasks.
In doing so, the procuracy agencies at all levels should ensure tight co-ordination with investigation agencies as well as update their operations for settling denunciations and collecting evidence.
They should also supervise judicial activities to prevent violations and help judicial agencies maintain their objectivity while processing the cases, he said.
He suggested the procuracy sector should review and assess the capabilities of procurators and reform training activities to help them meet the new requirements brought by judicial reforms and international integration.
The President also asked the sector to urgently accomplish reform projects in its organisation and operations.
Sang highly valued the achievements of the procuracy agencies last year. However, he said there were still wrongful arrests, as well as delays in handling complaints and petitions.
According to deputy director of the Supreme People's Procuracy Hoang Nghia Mai, last year the sector processed more than 92,330 denunciations and information about crimes, while making prosecution decisions on more than 440 cases.
The procuracy agencies at all levels supervised over 94,000 cases with 151,000 arrestees.
The procuracy sector has set a target that all criminal cases will be put under timely investigation and strict supervision to prevent crime omissions and wrongful cases, as well as aiming to ensure more than 90 per cent of criminal cases receive timely prosecution decisions. —VNS