CM promises facelift for police dept

CM promises facelift for police dept

Governor H R Bhardwaj, Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa and Home Minister V S Acharya with police officers after the Police Investiture Ceremony in Bangalore on Monday. dh photo

Participating in the Police Investiture Ceremony on Monday, Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa announced that as many as 969 civil police constables and 2,396 armed constables have been promoted to head constables. He added that to better the law and order situation in the State, seven new police stations will be set up in  Bangalore, Ramanagara, Chitradurga, Tumkur, Shimoga and Bellary.

“Around 1,134 new posts will be filled up in the days to come and I am sure this will go a long way in strengthening the department,” the Chief Minister said. Proposals are cleared to start eight traffic police stations in the State and the much-awaited people friendly ‘telephonic complaint’ will also be a reality shortly.

Police reforms needed

Governor H R Bhardwaj, while showering praises on the police department and especially, the medal winners said: “Police reforms are the need of the hour and there is an urgency to separate investigation, and law and order sections. By doing so, a specialised investigation team can be put in place to crack the complex cases.”

While congratulating meritorious police officers, Bhardwaj said: “I also come from a police background and know the problems faced by their families. We need to acknowledge their hard work and when compared to the other departments, the police forces are a suppressed lot.”

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