“There is a need to revisit and re-open unsolved murder cases which have become a challenge. In fact, all major cities in the world face the similar problem,” Hosur told Deccan Herald in an exclusive interview after he took charge on August 27.
Hosur was Inspector General of Police (Western Range) before being transferred to Bangalore.
He led the team which cracked Bangalore serial bomb blasts. “It is a different investigation team now. We will work as a team and take it to the logical end,” he said.
Prevention and detection
He said the roles of Joint Commissioner (Crime) and Additional Commissioner (Law & Order) offer two different challenges. “My focus was prevention and detection of crimes. I will utilise my previous experience for the present job.”
Hosur said as an IGP he was dealing with a population of 60 lakh spread over an area of 50,000 square kilometres in four districts. “However, it is one crore population spread over 800 square kilometres in Bangalore and there is lot of anonymity. The experience which I gained while tackling challenges as IGP will come in handy now.”
He said he will adopt a holistic approach in his new role and take all stakeholders into confidence.
“We have a common agenda to make the City safe. Every system has its own space for different people, but what is required is harmony. We work as a team and nothing can be achieved in isolation in the police system. We supplement each others work and take collective decision on issues of vital importance,” he said.
Hosur said his brainchild - a high-tech data centre of professional criminals will soon be a reality.
Hosur has worked with the City Police Commissioner Shankar Bidari for over two decades and especially during the operation to nab Veerappan and investigation into Bangalore blasts.