KOLLAM: The government will take action against tainted officers and will take strong steps to curb corruption, Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala said here on Sunday. He was delivering a talk after inaugurating a youth summit organised by ‘Friends of Police’, a joint initiative of residents’ associations and Kollam rural police in Kottarakkara on Sunday.
Chennithala also said that the government will bring persons indulging in corruption before the law.
“The government does not care whether a person is from the lower or higher class of the society.
If one is corrupt, he will face the consequences. It is a widely accepted opinion that Kerala is a corrupt state and my view is that controlling the same has exceeded the time.
It is not right to say that controlling corruption is the sole responsibility of the government, the society can also a play role in it,” Chennithala said.
He also said that the government would soon sanction a company of police for the rural areas and would initiate action to resolve the shortage of vehicles faced by the district police. “As many as 450 vehicles will be sanctioned for the state police force by next month. The district police would also benefit from this. The government has also given sanction to bring the district under the surveillance of CCTV cameras,” the Minister said.
The function was attended by Aisha Potty MLA, Rural SP S Surendran, various DySPs from the rural zones and representatives of residents’ associations.