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New DGP warns corrupt officials

THE NEWLY appointed director general police (DGP) Bua Singh on Monday announced that a massive drive would be launched to deal with criminals. The rising incidents of crime had tarnished the image of the government. Enumerating his priorities after taking over charge from the outgoing DGP Yashpal Singh, he said stern action would be taken against irresponsible and corrupt officers. Singh said he would feel satisfied about the crime situation only when there was a change in the perception of the people.

india Updated: Apr 04, 2006 01:32 IST

THE NEWLY appointed director general police (DGP) Bua Singh on Monday announced that a massive drive would be launched to deal with criminals. The rising incidents of crime had tarnished the image of the government.

Enumerating his priorities after taking over  charge from the outgoing DGP Yashpal Singh, he said stern action would be taken against irresponsible and corrupt officers. Singh said he would feel satisfied about the crime situation only when there was a change in the perception of the people. Pointing out that he had a clear mandate from the government to curb the crimes, Bua Singh said, “The rule of law would be established without fear and favour.”

Referring to police-land Mafia nexus, the DGP said he had never tolerated corruption, and it would be effectively reflected in his functioning. He said there was no need to take action against every officer to improve the situation because a few disciplinary actions would be enough to ‘send right message’.

While planning to undertake hectic tour of zones within a few days, Singh said responsibility would be fixed on the officers. Referring to the Meher Bhargava murder case, Singh said he would look into the case and if required, special team would be constituted to make breakthrough. Singh said he would soon communicate his action plan to the field officers for quick implementation.

Earlier, the outgoing DGP Yashpal Singh expressed satisfaction about his 15 months tenure. He said there had been considerable improvement in controlling organised crimes. Singh said the encounter of dreaded dacoits Nirbhay Gujar and Kalua Yadav was the major achievement of the police during his regime. He said several measures had also been taken to improve the functioning of cops.