'Computer, driving training to cops' kin'

Reviewing the performance of the district police on Friday and later speaking with the reporters, he said that there is immense work pressure on the police.

“There is a steep difference between the total population of the State and strength of police force in the State. The situation is the same in almost every state in the country,” he said.

“Monetary aid for higher education for the police personnel will be provided. The school fee and book expenses of the children of police staff studying in primary school will be borne by the department, ‘Arogya-bhagya’ scheme for police will be brought in and medical expenses of the police will also be borne by the department,” said the DGP.
In Chikmagalur, there are 1,600 employees and 29 stations in nine circles.

The DGP called upon the police to be people-friendly as it is on the behaviour of the police  that people knit their opinion on the department.
With regard to the lathi-charge on protesters in Koppa, an inquiry has been started. The IGP will be submitting a report soon. Action will be taken after the report is out.

Naxal

He said that the Government has never cited financial reasons to stop development or rehabilitation works in naxal affected areas of Dakshina Kannada, Shimoga, Udupi and Chikmagalur. He clarified that no recovery is being done from salary of the Anti Naxal force personnel’s salary.

Diesel theft

With regard to the diesel theft cases of Mudigere and Sakleshpur taluks, the DGP said that the inquiry has been intensified. In these cases, three officers have been kept under suspension for dereliction of duty. Departmental inquiry has been started on the employees. As many as 13 persons have been imprisoned in this case. Four special squads have been formed to arrest the remaining culprits.

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