Published On : Mon, Aug 31st, 2015

CM wants ‘smart’ cops to control crime!

Nagpur: Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis strongly believes technology would help a great deal in containing the crime situation in Nagpur and rest of the state. This was evident on Sunday when he reached rural police headquarters in Teka Naka to inaugurate reserved police inspector office and e-challan system in traffic.

On the occasion Fadnavis viewed that the State police would have to adopt new techniques to control crime. For this, the police personnels will be given latest technical training. Instead of giving spot duty, the cops will be trained to help investigate crimes in the days to come. The function was presided over by guardian minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule. Prominently present on the dais were MP Krupal Tumane, legislators Dr Milind Mane and Sameer Meghe, special director general of police (Nagpur region) Ravindra Kadam, district collector Sachin Kurve and superintendent of police (rural) Dr Arti Singh.

The chief minister said that with e-challan in place, those indulging in rash driving will be booked instantly. He praised the efforts of the rural police for bringing in transparency in the challan system.

Fadnavis said that the State government is committed to make the cities of the State ‘Smart and Safe’. Pune has become the first in the country which is monitored by CCTV’s. After this, the same system will be installed at Mumbai, Nagpur, Aurangabad and Nasik cities. About 6,000 CCTV cameras will be installed in Mumbai and the work will be completed by September 2016. CCTVs will also be installed on sensitive roads to keep a watch on suspicious persons and also to check crimes, he said.

Fadnavis further said that because of this the security will be enhanced with less number of police personnels. Whereas, the rest of the police force can keep a tab on controlling crimes.

Fadnavis said that white collar crimes are on the increase as street crimes have lessened. Stressing on the need to check cyber crimes, Fadnavis said that social media is sometimes used to spread hatred and to spread rumuors which is a grave danger to the social fabric of the nation. To trace down such culprits, new techniques has to be used and the police personnels trained in that.

In her introductory speech, superintendent of police Dr Arti Singh demanded funds for the construction of security wall around the 43.9 acres of rural headquarters.

The chief minister said that the State government is doing its best to solve the housing problems of the police personnels. Apart from this, efforts are on to provide houses on ownership basis to the police force. The Maharashtra police is looked with high esteem in the country. Hence, there is a need to provide higher and quality education to their children, he said.