I am in total agreement with CM on law and order: Bedi

Police station on Beach Road gets a robocop to answer questions of tourists

June 10, 2018 11:18 pm | Updated 11:19 pm IST - PUDUCHERRY

L-G Kiran Bedi, Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy and DGP S.K. Gautham, at the launch of ‘Constable Singham’ in Puducherry on Sunday.

L-G Kiran Bedi, Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy and DGP S.K. Gautham, at the launch of ‘Constable Singham’ in Puducherry on Sunday.

Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi on Sunday said she was in complete agreement with Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy on the law and order issue.

“We both are in alignment in dealing with law and order issues,” Ms. Bedi said, inaugurating Singham, a robocop, kept in front of the Tourist Police Station on Beach Road.

The world is slowly moving away from its dependence on human intelligence to artificial intelligence. There had been rapid advances in the development of technology. Police should keep themselves abreast of the latest technological developments, Mr. Bedi said.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Narayanasamy said since his government took over the police made significant gains on the law and order front. “From constabulary level, everyone in the force has contributed to this. The Lt. Governor has also contributed in improving law and order,” he said.

Black sheep

On the ATM fraud case, the Chief Minister said successful completion of the probe in ATM fraud would be a major achievement for the territorial police.

“We have achieved some results. Several arrests were made but the case would come to an end only with the arrest of the main accused. There are also black sheep in the department who leak information to the accused. That is how some of them escaped,” he said.

Director-General of Police S. K. Gautam said the robocop had a kiosk which would answer the queries of tourists in Tamil, English, French and Hindi. Currently, it would be available only in English.

Visitors could also interact with the robo cop. It would provide information related to tourist facilities, police stations, travel modes available and other facilities.

A closed-circuit television camera with a microphone was fitted in the booth for the public to interact with policemen posted at the Tourist Police Station, he said.

The statue was developed by Puducherry-based sculptor V. K Munissamy. The robo cop, touch screen monitor and computer were sponsored by private companies.

The MCA students of Pondicherry University developed the software.

Inspector General of Police Surender Singh Yadav and Deputy Inspector General of Police V. J Chandran participated in the function.

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