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Kasauli incident blot on the functioning of HP Police: Jai Ram

Statesman News Service | Shimla |

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Tuesday said Himachal Pradesh was known for peace, tranquility and harmony, but the recent Kasauli incident was a blot on functioning of state Police.

“Efforts should be made to ensure that such incidence does not occur in the future,” he said, while presiding over the review meeting of Home Department.

He directed the Police department to work with missionary zeal and commitment to ensure best and law and order situation in the State.

Thakur said that the State Police should launch special awareness campaign regarding drug abuse, violations of Motor Vehicle Act, Safety of women etc.

He said the police should come heavily on drunken driving and cancellation of licenses of the defaulters.

In addition, black spots should be identified and got rectified at the earliest and Police officials should launch special drive for wearing helmets by two wheelers. He said that effective working of women police stations should be ensured and opportunity of counseling for matrimonial disputes should be provided in a best possible way.

The Chief Minister said upholding rule of law and safeguarding the life and property of citizens should be ensured by providing professional policing. He said that police force should serve the community in a non partisan, ethical and lawful manner only then they can win over the confidence of the masses at large.

He also directed the police officers to launch awareness campaign in the schools and colleges about ill effects of drugs. He said that cooperation of local bodies, panchayats, mahila mandals and NGOs should be sought in this respect to make this campaign a success. He said that strict vigil should also be maintained on curbing illegal mining.

Thakur said that ‘Gudiya Helpline’ and ‘Shakti App’ must be monitored professional so that crime against women could be checked.

He also underlined the need to make ‘Hoshiyar Helpline’ more effective so that cases regarding mining, drug abuse and forest mafia could be tackled and guilty is booked accordingly. He said that the department should ensure maximum use of latest technology in tackling the crime in the State so that fear of law is infused in the defaulters.