MADIVALA:During a surprise visit to Madivala police station, Home Minister Dr G Parameshwara asked them to cooperate with the citizens who approach them for help.
He came to the police station unannounced at around 9 am in a private car and asked the duty police for information on the cases that are pending. The Madivala police officials, who had started their day as usual, were stunned to see him enter the station like any other petitioner. He spent nearly three hours over there and sought details of the pending cases after noticing the rise in crime in the jurisdiction.
The sources said Parameshwara’s visit stunned the police officials.
DCP Rohini Katoch Sepat came to the police station once she received information of his arrival. She shared the information with him.
Parameshwara, who went around in the station, also questioned the police in mufti.
Reportedly, he said that the police are known for their discipline and questioned the area DCP about constables reporting to work in mufti and not in their uniform.
He also checked if any person was illegally detained. He asked them about the quality of the technical equipment they are using. Within a few minutes of his entry into the police station, the top brass including city police commissioner N S Megharikh and additional commissioner of police (east) P Harishekaran arrived at the station.
The DCP briefed the minister about the recent cases registered and the overall functioning of the police in the jurisdiction. He also collected details about the number of riffles and bullet-proof jackets present at the station.
Addressing reporters, Parameshwara said, “I will solve the problems of constables pertaining to their salaries, education of their children and other allowances. At any given time, they should be able to face any situation boldly.”
After his visit, N S Megharikh gave the police a dressing down and asked the station officers to ensure law and order. According to a source he said, “I have received plenty of complaints from the general public on the behaviour of the police officers in Bengaluru. The department will initiate disciplinary action against them if they continue this kind of behaviour. In a few of the police station, the police have rejected to file cases. This has come to my notice and I will take action if somebody fails to do so.”