Staff Reporter

PATHANAMTHITTA: Food and Civil Supplies Minister C. Divakaran said here on Sunday that the police could win popular support if they functioned in an impartial and just manner.

The Minister was inaugurating the 23rd district meet of Kerala Police Association (KPA) at Sree Bhadra auditorium at Muthoor, near Thiruvalla.

He called upon the police to take efforts to understand people’s problems and act accordingly in a just and fair manner.

The Minister said the police could have adopted certain logical tactics to avert the Cheriathura violence in Thiruvananthapuram. The police should have social commitment and not political commitment, he added.

KPA district president K.S. Aji presided over the inaugural function.

Mohanachandran, Inspector-General of Police; K.K. Chellappan, District Superintendent of Police; Salim Kambisserry, former Additional Director of Prosecutions; and R. Sanalkumar, District Co-operative Bank president; spoke.

Aysha Potti, MLA, inaugurated the family meet held in the afternoon. P.K. Jayasree, Revenue Divisional Officer, B. Rabindraprasad, Deputy Superintendent of Police and J. Philipose Thiruvalla, satirist, also addressed the function.