DVS asks police to curb rise in ‘B’ report

The Karnataka CM has asked the police to improve their investigation skills and not drop cases against the accused.

Published: 10th January 2012 03:08 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:12 PM   |  A+A-

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CM D V Sadananda Gowda receiving the guard of honour at the police officers’ meet in Bangalore on Monday | Nagaraja Gadekal

BANGALORE: Taking strong objection to the rise in the number of ‘B’ reports being filed, CM D V Sadananda Gowda asked the police to not give an opportunity to people to interpret that police were there to strike a compromise between two parties.

A “B” report is filed when the police drop a case against a person.

Speaking at the Karnataka State Senior Police Officers’ Annual Meeting held at the police chief’s office on Nrupatunga Road on Monday, Gowda said, “‘B’ reports have been filed in about 8,000 cases in 2011 and it is very high compared to previous years. Meanwhile, 60,000 cases have been left undetected in 2011 and it shows that the police should improve their investigation skills,” he added.

Speaking about the Naxal issue, he observed that there was no co-ordination between the Anti-Naxal Force and the local police. “If they work together, better results can be expected. We have plans to depute young and energetic staff to the ANF,” he added.

“The government has decided to appoint 150 Assistant Public Prosecutors and it is expected to help the police in fighting cases better. Even 68 more staff would be provided to Forensic Science Laboratories,” he informed.

Meanwhile, he asked the police department to make use of funds allocated to them. “It is learnt that only 40 per cent of funds have been used and advised the police to work by avoiding media and RTI activists.

Home Minister R Ashok said the Naxal activities in the state were curbed and there was information that supari killers from TN were operating with Naxals. He said the police recruitment system needs change. “There is always shortage of staff in the department and it needs to be planned in advance based on the number of policemen retiring. Also, 40,000 houses have to be built to provide shelter to policemen and the government will look into it,” he assured.

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