Superintendent of Police M.N. Nagaraj has said that mohalla committees will soon be formed to keep the department informed about illegal activities in the district so that action can be taken to maintain law and order.

Speaking at a public grievance meeting here on Tuesday, Mr. Nagaraj said that the proposed committees would also help bring the Police Department closer to the people.

There was an urgent need to create an atmosphere where women could file complaints of domestic violence, including harassment in workplaces without fear. “It is the responsibility of both police officers and the general public to maintain a good rapport for ensuring peace in society,” he said.

Night patrolling had been intensified in the district to curb crimes such as theft, robbery and other illegal activities. People should keep the higher authorities in the Police Department informed about any lapses on the part of police officers in discharging their duties, he said. A few people appealed to Mr. Nagaraj to initiate action against some private financiers for collecting exorbitant rates of interest on loans and harassing those who failed to pay the interest.

They also requested him to stop chain-snatching and sale of spurious liquor in the district.

Mr. Nagaraj said separate teams would be formed to curb such activities.

  • They will also help bring Police Department closer to the people: Superintendent of Police

  • ‘Both police officers and general public should maintain a good rapport’