Minister hints at tough steps to better policing

Minister hints at tough steps to better policing

Home Minister G Parameshwara has hinted at tough measures for strengthening policing in the city.

 “Bengaluru will see an important change in another 10 days regarding safety and security. I will soon share details about the development,” he told reporters after a review meeting with senior police officers here on Monday. The minister said that murders, dacoities and chain-snatchings had come down in the city in the last few days. The police have arrested members of Bawaria and Irani gangs which were notorious for chain-snatchings. Around Rs 40 crore would be spent for purchasing more CCTV cameras.

Parameshwara said that he had directed the police to closely monitor the activities of 8,900 rowdies in the city. The police had also been told to speed up investigation and crack cases. “It has been decided to prevent sale of drugs near schools and colleges. Action will also be taken against unauthorised spas,” he said.

The minister said that 247 persons had been detained in connection with the violence  during the recent stir by garment workers. Of the 656 foreigners staying illegally in the city, steps had been taken to deport 350, he added.

The state government would soon submit a report to the Centre on the acts of indiscipline of IPS officer Abhishekh Goyal during mid-career training, Parameshwara said.

The Home minister inaugurated the upgraded Dial 100 project before the review meeting. The upgraded system has 16 call takers and 4 dispatchers. It enables citizens to call 100 through different media - landlines, mobiles, messages, social media and e-mails.

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