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Call to improve police-public ties

Staff Reporter

Special Investigation Team honoured



Home Minister says the public should help the police

Says Cabinet will decide on rewards for SIT



KOZHIKODE: Home Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said here on Sunday that maintenance of law and order could be improved through better relationship between the police and the public.

The Minister was speaking at a function organised by the Calicut Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) to honour the Special Investigation Team (SIT) that cracked the Chelembra bank robbery case.

He said culprits accounted for only 3 per cent of people in society. The public should help the police in identifying the culprits.

While the alleged wrongdoings of the police were highlighted, there was little mention of their good work, he said. The Minister directed the Superintendents of Police (SPs) in all districts to send him a report of the good work done by the force every week.

Referring to the cracking of the Chelembra bank robbery case, the Minister said the Cabinet would take a decision on rewards for the team members. The public should recognise and honour the achievements of the SIT so as to make their work a role model for the force.

N.E. Balakrishna Marar, president, CCCI presided. K.S. Jangpangi, Additional Director-General of Police (ADGP), North Zone; A. Pradeep Kumar and P.M.A. Salam, MLAs; P. Vijayanand, IG, Thrissur; and P.Vijayan, SP, Malappuram; spoke.

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