Stern action against those practising untouchability, says IG
Coimbatore: The Inspector-General of Police, West Zone, K. Rajendran, on Thursday gave away awards to police officers in the rank of Deputy Superintendents of Police/Assistant Commissioners of Police for best performance in recording highest rate of recovery in crime cases. The function was attended by the Deputy Inspectors-General of Police, N. Chenbagaraman (Salem), Seema Agrawal (Coimbatore) besides the Superintendents of Police, Vidya D Kulkarni (the Nilgiris), G. Karthikeyan (Coimbatore), Sonal V. Misra (Erode), P.C. Thenmozhi (Krishnangiri), H.M. Jayaraman (Dharmapuri), N. Bhaskaran (Salem Rural District) and Y. John Nicholson (Namakkal).
The IG gave away trophies to the three sub-divisions in Salem City for 100 per cent recovery of stolen property in crime cases.
The Deputy Superintendents of Police in rural districts and Assistant Commissioners of Police from Salem City Police received the awards.
In Salem Range, Attur sub-division in Salem District with 99.7 per cent recovery, Uthangarai in Krishnagiri district with 99.6 per cent, Salem Rural with 99.6 per cent and Rasipuram in Namakkal district with 96.8 per cent bagged the first four prizes respectively.
In Coimbatore Range, Bhavani sub-division in Erode district with 97.4 per cent, Periyanaickenpalayam in Coimbatore District with 95.6 per cent, Avanashi in Coimbatore with 94.4 per cent and Udhangamandalam town sub-division in the Nilgiris with 93.6 per cent bagged the first four prizes respectively.
Mr. Rajendran said that all the Station House Officers and Deputy Superintendents of Police have been sensitised to crackdown on the practice of untouchability against Dalits especially on reports of twin-tumbler practice in tea shops.