Saturday, July 25, 2009

Soon, You can Mail Complaints to the Police

Now in MANGALORE & BANGALORE


Bangalore, Jul 24 (DHNS): The State government is mooting a system where police complaints can be lodged by e-mail from any location in Karnataka.

Home Minister V S Acharya informed the legislative council that a system of registering complaints via e-mail will soon be implemented as part of the e-governance measures taken to streamline security in the State.

Earlier, Pratapchandra Shetty and Naseer Ahmed (both Cong) raised concerns about the State police turning down complainants, and not registering complaints. In response, Acharya said that the public could inform higher authorities of negligence, as every station had boards with the numbers of senior officials on it. He added that he himself was making several calls to police stations under aliases to ensure that the officials register the complaints.

Acharya also informed the council of a series of other measures which were implemented to strengthen security. He spoke of a dedicated intelligence wing where intelligence personnel are groomed. “Personnel, from constables to higher level officers, will be groomed for intelligence and promoted one level higher,” he said.

Marine stations

In response to a query from Prakash Rathod (Cong), Acharya said the State had already received two light speedboats, out of a total 15, to beef up coastal security. He also said that five marine police stations had been set up between the ports of Karwar and Mangalore.

Other police reforms undertaken by the state include the formation of anti-terrorist squads and an anti-naxal force in areas identified as terror prone. Acharya further added that the finance department had approved the appointment of 9000 personnel in lower ranks to fill vacancies.

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