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Need help: Inspector General of Police (Western Region) Pramod Kumar addressing Village Vigilance Committee members in Krishnagiri on Friday. –
Need help: Inspector General of Police (Western Region) Pramod Kumar addressing Village Vigilance Committee members in Krishnagiri on Friday. –

Staff Reporter

People should cooperate with police

KRISHNAGIRI: Topmost priority of the police is to segregate criminals from society, said Promod Kumar, Inspector General of Police, Western Region, here on Friday.

He was here to address a meeting of the Village Vigilance Committee organised by the district police.

He asked the committee members to help the police in weeding out crimes by identifying those who indulge in criminal activitiy in society. The percentage of people indulging in unlawful activities was very minimal and it was our joint responsibility to reduce it further.

Prevention of crime will improve the law and order situation. The district’s population was six lakhs and required police force was around 2,000 but the actual strength was about 800. This had not detered the police from maintaining law and order and prevention of crimes in the district.

The committee had 3,000 members and they should help the police. Each police station limits needed at least 400 members, Mr. Promod Kumar added.

He asked school students who are members of the Road Safety Patrol to explain road safety rules to parents, neighbours and others to bring down the fatal accidents.

As the fatal death rate is 10 per cent higher than those who are murdered and the handicap rate was 30 per cent higher than those who became handicapped in violent activities.

Later addressing reporters at the District Police Office, he said, in view of the Lok Sabha elections, the police have been entrusted with the task of gathering information about rowdy elements in the western region at the station level by the Special Branch of the district police. The police have been asked to round up absconding rowdy elements against whom non bailable warrants were pending.

He said the law and order situation in the district was satisfactory.

Inspector General K. Vanniya Perumal, Salem Range, asked the committee members to patrol villages alongwith the police and give intimation about persons indulging in anti-social activities.

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