No nexus with criminals, DGP warns cops
IF A young woman returned home safeky in the night on her own after seeing a movie, only then could it be said that crime was under control and the police were effective, said new DGP of the state Bua Singh here today.Updated: Apr 16, 2006 00:17 IST
IF A young woman returned home safeky in the night on her own after seeing a movie, only then could it be said that crime was under control and the police were effective, said new DGP of the state Bua Singh here today.
Talking to the media at the circuit house, he said he didn’t give much weightage to crime figures but attached more importance to the opinion that a common man held about the police. If the common man’s views were good, this would mean that the cops were really doing their job well.
The DGP, who had come to the city for the first time after assuming charge, said the purpose of his visit was two-fold.First, he wanted to meet the SPs and have first hand information about the law and order and crime situation and find ways to deal with the situation in case of problems.
The second purpose of his visit was to apprise police officers of the expectations of the government and the public from them despite the fact that they were all well aware of things.
The DGP, who felt dissatisfied with the crime figures shown to him by officers here, directed them to arrest all the wanted criminals within a month.
Policemen, he said, would be successful if they succeeded in nailing miscreants even before they could commit a crime.In case they failed here, they should turn their attention to apprehending such criminals.Giving a clear message to the men in uniform that their nexus with criminals would not be tolerated, he said such cops would not be allowed to continue in police service. He said a list of cops conniving with criminals was being prepared and stern action would be taken against them. The inefficient lot would not remain in this job which was meant for those who won the confidence of the public.
Commenting on the recent Varanasi blasts, he said it was the handiwork of a Bangladesh-based terror outfit. He accepted that ISI of Pakistan was very much active in the state but added that all incidents should not be correlated with their activities which were under constant watch.