Creeping Division Forces in All Fields: K’taka CM Bommai
Bengaluru: Utmost caution was warranted as divisive forces have crept into all areas and every police officer involved in cracking down on terrorism should be extra careful, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said on Friday.
Speaking after paying tribute on Police Memorial Day here, he said: “The Karnataka Police have a rich history. Many times cops have died on duty. The population is increasing and national and international destructive forces are trying to disturb the peace in the society.
“Laws are designed to control any crime after it has been committed. But it is necessary to think about any possible crime well in advance and enact the law accordingly,” he said.
Bommai said police personnel needed sophisticated weapons. If senior police officers work efficiently, it will automatically force lower officers to follow their bosses.
“The government and society respect your good works but at the same time it is also the duty of the government to consider the family members of police personnel. The role of the police is very important in maintaining law and order in society,” he said.
The CM said Karnataka is ahead in providing police facilities more than other states. The recruitment rate is high with the appointment of 4,000 to 5,000 police officers each year.
“Confidence in the police must increase and appointments must take place without corruption. The same is followed by the incumbent government. Initiation to new technologies and cybercrime must be part of police training.
“The construction of police stations increased last year. Next year, all police stations should have their own buildings. Police inspectors and deputy police commissioners need training for which it was decided to create a separate command.
“The government is proposing to do more reforms in the police department by having a police museum, strengthening the ATS, increasing the number of jails, etc. The government is always with the police personnel,” a- he added.