Physical education teachers to be educated on law and order issues

Minister for Home K.J. George has said school students and physical education teachers would be roped in for effective interface between the police and the public. He mooted the idea of training students on the lines of the National Cadet Corps (NCC), and imparting training to physical education teachers on issues related to law and order, traffic rules and regulations.

He was speaking after inaugurating a seminar on Media and Police organised by the Karnataka Media Academy, which completed 30 years, Department of Information and Bangalore City Police, which completed 50 years.

A large number of schoolchildren participated in the daylong seminar on issues of law and order, crime investigation, atrocities on women and children, and traffic maintenance.

According to Mr. George, said drivers/riders of vehicles who have the least traffic sense create chaos on the roads without bothering about traffic rules and inconvenience being caused to others.

He said more CCTV cameras would be installed and violators would be fined.

As many as 7,000 Home Guards would be trained to assist the city police.

Infrastructure, Information and Haj Minister R. Roshan Baig was of the opinion that traffic rules violators should be dealt with strictly. Instead of just letting them go after imposing fine, their driving licence should be cancelled.

At the function some crime reporters and some police officers were felicitated.

Mr. Baig underlined the need for police reforms.

The Ministers and Director-General and Inspector General of Police L.R. Pachau and Commissioner of Police Raghavendra H. Auradkar stressed the need for cordial relations between the police and the media for maintaining peace and for curbing crimes.

Principal Secretary, Department of Information, K.R. Niranjan, spoke.

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