Ankita Bhandari murder: Time to do away with 'Patwari' system in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand is the only state in India where revenue collection officials are tasked with the job of policing, especially in the hill regions of the State

Ankita Bhandari

The Ankita Bhandari murder case has brought under focus the lacunae of the Patwari police system in Uttarakhand.

Questions like would Ankita Bhandari (19) have been alive today had Uttarakhand abolished the Patwari police system are doing the rounds.