The Communist Party of India and the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has accused the government for failing to prevent the ‘bomb culture’ in Puducherry.
R. Viswanathan, secretary, CPI, told reporters here that bomb attacks to settle personal score and extortions had become a day-to-day affair in Puducherry.
It seemed like antisocial elements did not have fear police owing to inefficient administration and nexus between a group of police officials and criminals. People were confused whether Puducherry was controlled by police or antisocial elements.
Chief Minister N. Rangasamy should take tough action against criminals, he said.
In a statement, V. Perumal, secretary of the CPI (M), said nexus between police officials and criminals was the main reason for the deteriorating law and order situation in Puducherry.
According to a report, more than 40 persons were murdered during the 15-month rule of the N.R. Congress. Incidents of extortions, murders, chain snatching and gang rivalries were on the rise.
Hence, disciplinary action must be taken against corrupt police officials. An independent inquiry must be ordered to probe the disproportionate assets of police officials. The government should come out with a White Paper on steps taken by it to control the crime rate.