COIMBATORE:A Amalraj, a 1996 batch IPS officer, took charge as Coimbatore City Police Commissioner on Friday. He was formerly Salem City Police Commissioner and has also received the President’s Police Medal for Meritorious Service. He is known for his approach in dealing with law and order issues.
Speaking to reporters on Friday, Amalraj said that he would study areas where there were bottlenecks in traffic, and figure out strategies to reduce congestion on the city’s roads. Amalraj took charge as the city’s 26th Police Commissioner and replaces A K Viswanathan, who has been promoted to the rank of Additional Director General of Police.
The new Coimbatore District Superintendent of Police, R V Ramya Bharathi, also took charge on Friday. She replaces M Sudhakar, who has been posted as SP, Q Branch CID.
The 2008 IPS batch officer, speaking to Express, said, "The district police would focus on preventing fatal accidents. We will first identify the areas where accidents occur frequently, and do a field study on the measures to be adopted to prevent them,” she said.
The police would also focus on community policing, she added. The Deputy Superintendents of Police have been asked to reach out to Village Vigilance Committees and keep tab on crime occurring on the outskirts of the district.
Nisha Parthiban, a 2011 IPS batch officer, also took charge as the new Deputy Commissioner of Police (law and order), Coimbatore City, on Friday. She replaces R V Ramya Bharathi.