Police will take ‘Zero Tolerance’ measures if any incident against women is reported in the city limits, said K G James after taking over as the new City Police Commissioner of Kochi on Wednesday.
James told reporters that priority would be given to make Kochi city safe for women. “After the Delhi gang rape, the police headquarters has given direction to take strict action to make Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram cities women-friendly. We will tighten the security, so that women can move about at any time. For this, the activities of women cops will be enhanced. More women shadow police will be deployed across the city,” he said.
Regarding the activities of quotation gangs and murder in Chittoor, the City Police Commissioner said that maximum effort would be taken to curb the activities of such miscreants. To maintain law and order, James expects to work with the cooperation of public. The activities of Janamaithri police will be revitalised. “People can access me at any time. They can make a call to my official mobile phone and there would be no issue like not picking up the phone. They can also approach me at my office regarding any complaints or queries.” Another priority will be to ease traffic in the city. Measures would be taken to control speeding and rash driving by private buses. In the wake of the Kochi Metro project, traffic is one of the major issues that needs to be tackled effectively.
James has also warned of tough action against corrupt police officials. “During my tenure as City Police Commissioner any corruption case among the police officials will not be tolerated. Stringent action would be taken against erring officials.
He also promised to put a tab on the increasing number of cyber crimes in the city. “Like my predecessors advanced equipment like CCTV and surveillance cameras would be purchased for the enforcement activities,” he said.