Wednesday, February 19, 2014

End sway of mafia, Maria tells cops

Police commissioner Rakesh Maria

Mateen Hafeez & S Ahmed Ali TNN

Mumbai: The newly appointed police chief, Rakesh Maria, met senior police officers on Tuesday. During his marathon interaction, Maria said though the influence of gangsters had reduced, the crime branch should wipe them out. “Anti-terror cells in each police station should produce results. My priority is women’s safety, zero tolerance toward street crime and improving rapport with policemen,” Maria told policemen. 

    “We have to increase police patrolling on the street since the presence of men-inkhaki instilled confidence,” he added.

    Talking about women’s safety and security measures in Mumbai, the police chief said, “Women and children
should be treated well at all police stations. Their complaint should be filed swiftly and if the duty officer is busy, then she or he should ask their colleagues to help.”
    “I want to provide women a safe environment and there should be no cases of sexual harassment. If any officer has any problem or is under pressure, then they should approach me,” Maria is learnt to have said.
    Maria said a senior inspector is the key person in controlling crime and taking action in his/her jurisdiction.
    “If a senior inspector cracks down on a crime or acts on information timely, we can prevent it from escalating. I want you people to be more active and alert towards crime. All information should be treated as a valid input,” he added.

The Times of India, February 19, 2014

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