The Tilak Nagar police station in southern Bengaluru got a renovated building on Monday.
Speaking after the inauguration, Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara said police personnel would be trained in soft skills so that people feel comfortable in approaching them with their grievances. He expressed concern that solving cybercrimes had become a challenge but hoped that the Infosys Foundation's monetary assistance — Rs 22 crore for buying electronic gadgets and crime-detection equipment — would come handy.
The Infosys Foundation also provided Rs 65 lakh for the renovation of the Tilak Nagar police station. The building has floor tiles, a new lock-up, a dormitory, toilets, a borewell and a compound wall. The office of the Mico Layout ACP, located on the same premises, has also been renovated.
Infosys Foundation Chairperson Sudha Murty, Mayor Gangambika Mallikarjun, Jayanagar MLA Soumya Reddy, Chickpet MLA Uday Garudachar, MLCs U B Venkatesh and M C Venugopal, Additional Commissioners of Police Alok Kumar (Crime), B K Singh (West), P Harishekaran (Traffic) and Deputy Commissioner of Police (Southeast) Boralingiah were present during the ceremony.