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CM Mamata Banerjee directs DGP to upgrade Police Stations

Statesman News Service | Durgapur |

At the administrative meeting held at Durgapur on Monday chief minister Mamata Banerjee has instructed the state director general of Police (DGP), Surajit Kar Purakayasthya to upgrade and convert all the police stations of the state to full fledged police stations with inspector-level officers posted as Inspector in Charges (ICs) instead of at present sub inspector-level officers posted as officer- in -charge of a police station (OCS).

During the routine district crime review meeting with police commissioner (CP) Lakhsmi Narayan Meena, Miss Mamata Banerjee was visibly upset with the deterioration of law and order situation in Asansol Durgapur Police Comissionerate areas where crimes like bank loots have become common.

“Pandaveswar, Andal, Durgapur, Coke Oven, Asansol North, Asansol South are important police stations and though Asansol Durgapur Police Comissionerate was formed on September 2011 still all the police stations have not been upgraded to Inspector in Charges like in Kolkata Police jurisdiction area,” she questioned CP L.N.Meena.

Then she directed DGP, Surajit Kar Purakayasthaya, to look into it that all the police stations under Asansol Durgapur Police Comissionerate area be made ful-l fledged police stations with inspectors as ICS. She said this in presence of state chief secretary Moloy De.

The CM also added that the sub-inspectors can work as additional OCS in those police stations under the Inspector level officers.

In West Bengal Police Inspectors are gazetted officers. Miss Mamata Banerjee questioned Andal OC, SI Sanjoy Chakraborty, Coke Oven OC, SI Argha Mondal, Durgapur OC, SI Goutam Talukdar and Asansol South OC Manoranjan Mondal about the difficulties they were facing in their respective areas.

She also directed the police to seek help oflocal clubs and even make community policing with local citizens to stop communal tension.

The chief minister announced monetary rewards if the community police helps to stop communal tensions in the areas.

“RSS and VHP are responsible for the recent communal tension in the state and not Trinamul Congress, but we have managed to arrest them in Habra,” she concluded.

The CM also directed to install CCTVS throughout the stateon the roads and stop illegal coal mining.