Review Meeting at Police Headquarters Citizens be given courteous and patient hearing at Police Station: CM
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Review Meeting at Police Headquarters
Citizens be given courteous and patient hearing at Police Station: CM
Jaipur, June 11. Chief Minister Shri Ashok Gehlot has given clear and strong-worded instructions that every citizen reaching the police station should be given a patient and courteous hearing and the FIRs should be properly registered. He said that rather than worrying about the increase in number of crime registration focus should be on professional and timely disposal of FIRs.
Shri Gehlot said that the police officials should make efforts to provide justice to every victim and change his or her outlook towards the police force. The CM was addressing a high-level review meeting of the Police Department at the Police Headquarters on Tuesday. The police officers should have a friendly behaviour towards the general public, he said. Shri Gehlot further said that the state government had a 'zero tolerance' towards the unfriendly behaviour of the policemen and non-registration of complaints. This message should reach every police station and outpost, he added.
The Chief Minister announced that every police station would have a reception room where the complainants could report about their grievances in a courteous way. Shri Gehlot said that all the police stations should be equipped with CCTV cameras in phased manner for ensuring transparency in public dealing.
Shri Gehlot said that the policemen should be motivated and trained for proper behaviour towards the public. Also, this should be made part of the police training curriculum. The CM directed for initiating recruitment on 8,600 vacant posts of constables and 706 posts of sub inspectors.
The CM said that stern action should be taken in the cases of bajari, mining, land and chit-fund mafia. He directed the senior police officers to have strict vigil on such cases of organized crimes and motivate their subordinate officers to take action against the mafia. He asked the Director General of Police to make the ongoing practice of decoy operations more effective.
Shri Gehlot expressed his concern on the case of custodial deaths and said that it was duty of the police to provide protection and security to everyone in its custody. He said that 'suspension' was just not enough for a policeman accused of death in police custody. In such cases, the severest action should be undertaken against the accused officers, he directed.
Chief Minister expressed his concerns on increasing cases of drug addiction amongst the youth. He said this tendency could ruin our entire generation. He asked the police to take strict action against illegal trade of drugs and contrabands. He directed to enforce complete ban on existence of hukka bars. He said that the legal hurdles in this case be dealt with accordingly and, if required, form new laws as well.
Shri Gehlot further directed the police officers to have control on increasing cases of illegal transportation of bovines, mob lynching, cyber crimes, economic frauds and deaths in the road accidents. He said that nobody in the mob should be allowed to take law in his or her hands in the name of cow protection. He directed that strict action be taken against such culprits. Rajasthan has already seen some unwarranted incidents in the past which have put state in a bad light. He said that the police should stop re-occurrence of such incidents by remaining proactive and vigilant. Several crimes could be stopped if the police could manage to reduce their response time, the CM added.
Chief Minister directed the District Superintendents of Police to evaluate and monitor the behaviour and practices of their subordinate policemen and send reports to the DGP on regular basis. Similarly, the Range IGs should send the performance reports of their subordinate SPs' to the DGP.
On this occasion, Shri Gehlot also released a poster of the mobile application 'RajCop'. Prior to this, DGP Shri Kapil Garg and DG (Law & Order) Shri ML Lathar gave presentation on functioning of various cells of the police department, the status of law & order, the situation of crime control and innovations adopted for effective policing.
Chief Secretary Shri DB Gupta, ACS (Home) Shri Rajeeva Swarup, ACS (Finance) Shri Niranjan Arya and other senior police officers were present in the meeting.