Reported by Santosh Jagdev
In an effort to make the capital city crime-free, the Commissionerate Police continued its Police-Public interface initiative at GGP Colony here under the supervision of twin city commissioner of police Dr RP Sharma.
According to Sharma, such interaction will be held in other parts of the city in order to create police-public friendliness attitude and widening of the policing network.
People from various walks of life attended the event and shared their grievances and suggestions with the police. The focus of the interaction was ensuring safety of the general public by equipping them with necessary means of combating crime with the help of the police.
During the interface, residents of the colony demanded shifting of police out-post from Rasulgarh square to GGP colony keeping in view of the rising criminal activities in the area.
The residents including senior citizens requested Sharma to bring all colonies of GGP into the jurisdiction of a single police station. Now the residential blocks are under the jurisdiction of three different police stations -Laxmisagar, Mancheswar and Saheed Nagar police.
Anusaya Dash, a senior citizen of the locality urged Sharma to ensure women’s security as crime against them is increasing in the city day by day. They also raised issues of lack of adequate traffic police to manage vehicles and crowd at Rasulgarh square where as many as six people have been killed in road accident in the last few months. Besides, deployment of traffic police at Canal Chhak and Housing Board Chhak were also demanded.
Local people also urged the Commissioner to take initiatives to discipline auto-drivers who misbehave with people and charge unduly high fare.
Most of the people demanded regular night patrolling in their area.
Dr Sharma appealed the house owners who have rented out space to collect details including voter identity cards, Adhar card, driving license, passport, PAN card etc of the tenants and submit those to the local police stations for their records.
Dr Sharma also asked police officers to behave cordially with the public when they come to the police stations.
After taking serious note of the inputs and grievances Sharma said “I have noted all complaints and very soon steps will be taken in curbing these problems. We all have to fight against these social evils.”
He also requested the people to dial 100 in case of an emergency and at the time of filing an FIR. Besides, information regarding anti-socials and criminal activities like sale of liquor and drugs, gambling, consumption of liquor at public place, extortion and nuisance created by these elements should be immediately given to the police mobile numbers- 94388-84411 and 94388-82266 for immediate verification and necessary action.
“We will keep secret the informant’s identity, the case will be registered and actions will be taken into consideration”, he added.
“Efforts will be made to strengthen community participation since the residents are the most important source of information for the police. We have planned to put into service of more constables and an officer-in-charge in these areas very soon”, Sharma said.
Among others, Additional Commissioner of Police Dr Santosh Bala, Bhubaneswar DCP Nitinjit Singh and Ward-5 corporator Pratap Kumar Routray were present.