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MORE SPACIOUS: The newly inaugurated police station in Thanjavur.
MORE SPACIOUS: The newly inaugurated police station in Thanjavur.

Special Correspondent

THANJAVUR: The police help in providing security to people and this is the most important function of a Government, according to Union Minister of State for Finance S.S. Palani Manickam.

Speaking at the inauguration of a new building for east police station here on Friday, the Minister said that the Government may provide food, shelter, clothes, health, education and other facilities to the people. But above all these things, providing security and make people live without fear is the most important duty of the Government.

“Everyone works towards his and his family’s security in life. But the police work towards providing security to others. That way the police are great service-providers,” the Minister said.

The Co-operation Minister Ko. Si. Mani inaugurated the building constructed at a cost of Rs.21 lakh from police force modernisation fund.

The building has taken a change for good with a reception room, separate rooms for men and women under trials, separate rooms for male and female police, toilet facilities, waiting rooms etc.

Collector C. Vijayaraj Kumar said that the police had two faces. One has to be strict and ruthless while dealing with criminals and the other face has to be humane and courteous while dealing with people. The State Commercial Taxes Minister, S. N. M. Ubayathullah, the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Thanjavur Range, Abhash Kumar, the Superintendent of Police, Amit Kumar Singh, also spoke.

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