New top cop to focus on community policing

India on 02 July 2013
Location : Banglore, India | Source : DNA India. Image Source: DNA India

Raghavendra H Auradkar, the second-time police commissioner of the city who has returned to the post after a brief gap, said he would focus on community policing and decentralisation of power to strengthen the policing in the city.

Speaking to reporters after taking over the charge, Auradkar said there is a need to involve the common man in strengthening the police system in the city. He also favoured giving more power to divisional heads (DCPs).

Reacting to a question on traffic woes faced by the city he said: “Use of new technology in traffic management will resolve the problem to a great extent. City police will work on all the possibilities to help the vehicle owners and commuters. Use of technology also helps lessen the burden on traffic police.”

Also, the commissioner asserted that safety of women in city would be one of his priorities.

It’s OK, says Mirji
Outgoing commissioner BG Jyothi Prakash Mirji said he is not unhappy with the decision of the state government replacing him with Auradkar. Mirji said transfers are a part of government profession and he would abide by government order.

Mirji had approached Central Administrative Tribunal and Karnataka high court when he was transferred from the post a few weeks before the assembly elections. After elections concluded, he was reinstated to the post as per the court’s orders. However, the state government reinstated Auradkar after about a month of Mirji re-assuming the charge.

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