Reported by Santosh Jagdev
Bhubaneswar, Sep 3:
2004 batch IPS officer Satyabrat Bhoi today took over as the new Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) in the Odisha capital succeeding Nitinjit Singh, who had been in charge since June 2011.
Bhoi assumed charge after his predecessor handed over to him the seat in the DCP office here.
After taking charge, the new DCP said crime control and the safety and security of children, women and senior citizens of the city would be his top priorities.
Crimes like abduction, land fraud and extortion would also be under the scanner of police, Bhoi said.
Bhoi, was the Superintendent of Police (SP) of Jagatsinghpur before taking over as Bhubaneswar DCP, said he would be able to make a concrete plan on all this only after a thorough understanding of the Twin City commissionerate policing system. However, he assured reporters that a new plan to maintain law and order in the city would be chalked out soon.
Besides, the new DCP made it clear that in his regime he would not tolerate any indiscipline in police officials.
When asked about the rampant smuggling of illegal fire arms in the city, Bhoi said the first task of the police would be to find out the middlemen through whom the suppliers and manufacturers could be caught.
Singh, who took charges as the SP Vigilance, Bhubaneswar, congratulated his successor and said it had been a nice learning experience for him as DCP in the capital city.