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Fearless environment in Haryana: CM Khattar

Statesman News Service | Chandigarh |

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday said the state government has decided to launch ‘100 Dial Scheme’ to reduce criminal cases and to provide fair justice to victims. Initially 600 vehicles would be provided to the police and each district would get 30 to 35 vehicles, the CM said after inaugurating eight ‘Mitra Kaksh’ in Civil Lines Police Station, Karnal on Monday. The Police Mitra Kaksh (friends room) would remain functional round-the-clock and would facilitate the people in lodging their complaints.

Khattar said the state government has been providing fearless environment in the state. He said these eight ‘Mitra Kaksh’ have been established at a cost of about Rs 2 crore to develop coordination among people and police. He said residents of Community Liaison Group and police personnel without uniform would sit in these ‘Mitra Kaksh’ to listen to the grievances of people.

If a grievance could not be solved through mediation then AN FIR would be registered. The CM said in the first phase, eight ‘Mitra Kaksh’ each were being established in Karnal and Rohtak districts. If the system runs successfully, it would be implemented throughout the state, he added.

Referring to his visit to Singapore, Khattar said there was no police station on the road in Singapore and no police personnel could be seen on roads. In Singapore there was one police officer for a population of 300 while  in Haryana, one police officer is deputed for safety and security of 500 people, he said.

Khattar said during his visit to Singapore he learned that police personnel in Singapore perform their duty in civil dress also.

Speaking on the occasion, home secretary SS Prasad said during pre-independence period, police was engaged to run a government, but post-independence, police was being used to serve the people.

Director General of Police BS Sandhu said the general public fears going to the police station, but these ‘Mitra Kaksh’ would enable them to present their views and share their problems without any hesitation.