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TAKING CHARGE: Letika Saran, Director General of Police, is being greeted by outgoing DGP K. P. Jain in Chennai on Wednesday. —
TAKING CHARGE: Letika Saran, Director General of Police, is being greeted by outgoing DGP K. P. Jain in Chennai on Wednesday. —

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CHENNAI: Letika Saran, who took charge as the first woman Director General of Police of Tamil Nadu from K.P. Jain, on Wednesday promised to focus more on preventing crimes against women and children.

“Everyone says Tamil Nadu is a safe place. However, we are alive and alert to the situations across the State and country. I am more concerned about the harassment against women…it has to be tackled with utmost seriousness,” she said.

Declining to comment on the police-advocates clash as the matter was in the Supreme Court, Ms. Saran said the murder of the Sub-Inspector in Tirunelveli had left the entire police force in distress.

While taking steps to prevent the recurrence of such incidents, the police would ensure that the accused were taken to trial and justice rendered.

The 25th DGP of the State said grievances of the public would be redressed with absolute care. The maintenance of law and order and rate of crime detection in Tamil Nadu were good.

The DGP held discussions with senior police officers soon after assuming office. Additional Directors General of Police K. Radhakrishnan (Law and Order), R. Sekar (Administration), Archana Ramasundaram (Crime Branch CID), T. Rajendran (Commissioner), Chennai Suburban Police Commissioner S.R. Jangid, Inspector General of Police (Intelligence) M.S. Jaffar Sait, among others, took part.

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