Cubbon Park police station in the City holds the distinction of being one of the three police stations in India to be selected for video conferencing with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The Ministry of Home Affairs selected one police station each from Karnataka, Assam and Uttar Pradesh for a video conference with the prime minister who will address the personnel on Aug 26.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Central) Sandeep Patil said: “Cubbon Park police station is one of the three police stations in India, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be addressing the police personnel through video conference. The State police is a front-runner in implementing technology and modern methods in policing. Also we are trying to use information and technology in policing and this drew the attention of the Centre. We are planning for a paperless office. So, all these factors have made the State police stand out. The Cubbon Park police station has adopted smart policing and digital initiative under the Crime and Criminal Centrally sponsored Tracking Network & Systems (CCTNS) project, ” added the officer.
A police officer mentioned that Balakrishna, the inspector of Cubbon Park police station, is being trained on conversing with the prime minister during the the video conference.
“We are still not aware if it will be a question-and-answer session. But the prime minister will assess the technology used in policing and might also advice on how to go further. A mock trial will also be held in the coming days. The video conference will be held in VV Tower, where the DG and IGP of State, along with a host of senior police officers, will be present. The jurisdictional police along with the local police personnel will be present to witness the conference which will also be aired at Cubbon Park police station,” the officer added.