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Maintain credibility, Home Minister tells police

READY TO SERVE:Home Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan takes salute at the passing-out parade of recruit police constables of Kerala Armed Police 4 Battalion at Mangattuparamba in Kannur on Saturday.— PHOTO: S.K. MOHAN
READY TO SERVE:Home Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan takes salute at the passing-out parade of recruit police constables of Kerala Armed Police 4 Battalion at Mangattuparamba in Kannur on Saturday.— PHOTO: S.K. MOHAN

The number of cases registered in the State is indicative of the high level of awareness of the people, Home Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan has said.

He was speaking after reviewing the passing-out parade of the Kerala Armed Police (KAP) IV Battalion at the parade ground at Mangattuparamba, near here, on Saturday.

The police force was obliged to maintain credibility in terms of their duties and responsibilities, he said.

Modern devices

The Minister said the government was contemplating a new law to ensure the safety of women.

New devices and gadgets would be used to check crime and violence.

Sophisticated and modern machinery would help the police handle tough situations better.

The Minister said it was the duty of the police to safeguard the rights of the downtrodden.

166 participants

As many as 166 civil police officers took part in the parade. Anil Kumar, a native of Wayanad, was adjudged the best outdoor cadet and Hithesh Ramachandran from Kannur the ‘best indoor’ cadet. Sudheesh from Wayanad won the award for the best shooter and Abhilash T.S. of Thalassery was adjudged the best all-rounder in the nine-month training.

Deputy Inspector-General of Police (AP Batallion) E.J. Jayaraj was present.

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