Ensure Abiding by the Law Without Any Pressure


Jaipur, March 31. Chief Minister Mr Ashok Gehlot said that the police must ensure abiding by the law without any pressure and should maintain their credibility so that there is fear among the criminals. 

He said that understanding the pain of the complainant coming to the police station with their suffering, the police officers should help by being sensitive so that the victim gets speedy justice.

Mr Gehlot was addressing the meeting of Inspectors General of Police (IGPs) and Superintendents of Police (SPs) through video conference from his official residence on Wednesday. He said that work of the police department is very challenging and many responsibilities are associated with police personnel. The role of SPs is very important in changing the perception of the general public towards the functioning of the police and maintaining the credibility of the police. SPs should discharge their positive role in strengthening the law and order situation at the ground level.  

He said that they should ensure monitoring in the districts from police stations up to check posts and effective crime control is done through pro-active policing. He directed for effective action in the cases of cheating, illegal trade of drugs and narcotics and organised crimes carried out by various gangs.

The Chief Minister said complaints have been received about criminals collecting money by putting up illegal check posts, which is very serious and has also raised question marks on the functioning of the police. He expressed the need for police to get more active in the cases of river sand and illegal mining. He directed that the media should be immediately apprised about the actual situation in sensitive cases so that the law and order situation is not disturbed by rumours.

Mr Gehlot said that SP and ASP level officers should do regular patrolling at night. Higher level officers should personally go to the spot in the cases of serious crimes and ensure proper investigation. He directed the SPs to take part in the parades in the Police Lines to maintain the team spirit and boost the morale of the soldiers. Besides this, he asked to ensure immediate compliance with the directions given by the Director General of Police and other senior officers of Police Headquarters.

 The Chief Minister said that the State Government has done innovations such as modernising the police functioning, setting up receptions at the police stations with an objective to make them public-friendly and pro-active, created the posts of Additional Superintendent of Police in every district to prevent crime against women and for effective investigation, Compulsory Registration of FIRs, constituted Separate Unit for heinous crimes, running Women and Child Desks, Suraksha Sakhi, Police Mitra, Gram Rakshak and Mahila Shakti Self Defence centres. 

He said that better results should be achieved with these innovations. He directed to complete the work of building reception rooms at the earliest in those police stations where they have not been built. The District Superintendent of Police should inspect these reception rooms so that the intention with which they have been constructed can be fulfilled. He said that many announcements have been made for the police department in the budget. There will be no dearth of resources in the future too.

Minister of State for Home Shri Rajendra Singh Yadav said that the Superintendent of Police should take action for attaching and confiscating the properties of the criminals declared as absconding in their areas besides abiding by the Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs) prepared for controlling the organised crimes. 

Chief Secretary Smt Usha Sharma said that SPs should ensure better law and order situation in their districts. She directed them to take serious and effective steps in cases of crimes against women.

Director General of Police Shri ML Lathar stressed on aggressive policing by maintaining the police’s motto of ‘Apradhiyon me Dar evum Aamjan me Vishvas’ (fear in criminals and trust in people). He directed to take immediate action in the cases of the attack on government employees and causing damage to government properties, to identify the gangs involved in organised crimes and to take strict action against the concerned police personnel on the complaint of police nexus with criminals.