Acknowledgement boosts morale, says top cop

The police personnel are always committed to serve the society and acknowledging the efforts of police will boost the morale of policemen, said Mangalore City Police Commissioner Seemanth Kumar Singh.

He was addressing a gathering at a felicitation programme organized by the SBI to honour six police men who bravely nabbed the thieves who stole Rs 25 lakh from security van, while loading money in SBI ATM, a few days ago.

Praising the police men, he said, “Actually senior police officers got an opportunity to pose for photographers because of the presence of mind and immediate reaction these police officers showed when the situation arose”. He opined that recognizing the hard work of police will help to build confidence among public.

The six men team which includes P S Somayya, Mohan, Udaya C H, Constables Shivaprasad, Harish T and Rajesh were awarded memento and a cash award of Rs 25,000 by the State Bank of India. Apart from that, the Commissioner declared a cash award of 20,000 by DGP and Rs 10,000 by Commissioner for the team.

Special mention

Mangalore City Police Commissioner Seemanth Kumar Singh also praised the presence of mind showed by the police man at Control room at the time of the incident. “His timely reaction helped in putting the thieves behind the bars. Once he got the message of theft, immediately he informed the senior police officers and we all could be on wireless when all the process of chasing took place. Because of that, we were able to nab the thieves two kilometers radius in the city limits. If they were out of the city limits, it would have been difficult job for us,” he said.

“It was a bad day for them and a good day for us and luck was with us on that day,” he added. He also congratulated the professionalism, the police showed during the time. He also assured that the police will never leave any cases. “There are drawbacks and lagging of time in many cases due to many reasons. But we are pledged to bring all the cases to light.”

State Bank of India Assistant Manager Sadashiv said that the bank has taken necessary steps to increase the security. Bullet proof vans will be used for transferring money to ATMs and the boxes will be much bigger than the previous ones.

SBI AGM Ganesh Bhat thanked City Police for their successful efforts in nabbing the thieves quickly. Deputy Commissioners Dharmmayya, Muthuraya were also present.

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