Be people- friendly, terror for criminals: Gaur tells cops

BHOPAL : Home minister Babulal Gaur said police officials should regularly visit their respective areas regularly and establish a direct contact with people. The cops should be amicable for people while they should instil fear in criminals, he said.

The home minister was addressing a meeting with senior police officials at police headquarters on Tuesday.

Laying emphasis on physical fitness, he said for a cop the duty involves irregular working hours and challenging tasks for which he should be physically fit.

He assured of approving new posts in the department and to take initiatives for housing and other problems.

Director general of police Surendra Singh said there has been an increment in human and physical resources in police department and they should be used for public safety to the maximum extent. Singh said the inspector generals of police ( IGs) and deputy inspector generals of police ( DIG) should hold an area tour once in every three months and establish direct contact with people. The superintendents of police ( SPs) should visit at least one police station during a month and listen to the grievances of area residents.

Stressing on implementing the beat system in urban areas of the state, the DGP instructed to prepare new village specific beat system for rural areas. The crimes against women should be investigated only by a woman sub- inspector. It should be ensured that women police officials should posted at police stations in district and tehsil headquarters.

Reviewing the implementation of warrants, the DGP said the police personnel concerned would be rewarded for implementation of permanent warrants. The SPs should personally hold a review of the cases in which the accused are acquitted.

The policemen should not be negligent in appearing in court and present the case during the hearing of cases. He said every minor incident should be seriously dealt with and action should be swift. Two personnel in every district should be trained to keep a keen eye on social media.

Singh instructed officials to dispose of pending pension cases of retired policemen and working in cases of those cops retiring in 2015 should be started now, he said.

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