Mirji justifies addl post of jt commissioner

lost and found:  City Police Commissioner B G Jyothiprakash Mirji hands over Rs nine lakh to Deepak at a property parade in the City on Tuesday. DCP Sidramappa and iiAdditional  Commissioner Sunil Kumar are seen. dh Photo

“The move will help the City police in the prevention and detection of crimes. A city like Bangalore needs two joint commissioners of police (crime) considering the number of crimes. It’s a welcome step,” he asserted. The number of crimes are expected to come down in future with two joint commissioners of police (crime) working in tandem.

Joint Commissioner of (Crime West-Division) will cover North, South and West Divisions, while Joint Commissioner of (Crime East-Division) will cover East, North East, South East and Central divisions. The current system of Central Crime Branch working under the Police Commissioner will continue, he added.

Mirji announced a cash prize of Rs one lakh to DCP (West) S N Sidramappa and his staff for recovering stolen property worth Rs two crore in the past three months.

271 cases solved

The West Division police recovered the properties by arresting 183 suspects and thereby solved 271 cases. The Commissioner requested the public to contact the nearest police or call up the police control room as soon as crimes take place. If the victims inform the police early, it will help the police arrest the suspects soon, leading to recovery of stolen goods.

Victims of crimes such as robbery, chain-snatching and attention diversion should inform the police immediately as speedy information plays a vital role in detecting such cases early, he added.

Pranab Mohanty took over as Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime-West) on Tuesday, while Dayananda B will take over as Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime-East) on Wednesday. The offices of the Joint Commissioners of Police (Crime-West) and (Crime-East) will be housed in the premises of the office of the City Commissioner of Police.

Mirji told Deccan Herald: “DCP (Crime) will work under the guidance of the Police Commissioner. In case of major crime cases happening in either of the divisions, it is the Police Commissioner who will allot the responsibilities to the Joint Commissioner of Police, DCP (Crime) and CCB.”

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