BENGALURU: Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara, who took charge of the Home Department on Saturday, held a meeting with senior police officers and discussed challenges before the police force in the state.
He also directed the officials to expedite investigations in scholar MM Kalburgi and journalist Gauri Lankesh murder cases.“I sought details about investigation in Kalburgi and Gauri Lankesh murder cases and directed the officials to expedite probe and nab assailants at the earliest,” Parameshwara told reporters.
The gang that killed scholar MM Kalburgi in 2015 is suspected to be involved in Gauri Lankesh murder in 2017. Parameshwara, however, refused to share any details related to investigations.
Chief Secretary K Ratnaprabha, state police chief Neelamani Raju and other top police officers, including Bengaluru city police commissioner T Suneel Kumar attended the meeting. Parameshwara, who will be handling Home and Bengaluru Development portfolios in the coalition government, has directed the police officials to come out with short-term solutions to ease congestion on the city roads. He directed the officials to take necessary measures to bring down crime rate. “In the first meeting, we discussed various issues and after June 16, we will hold division-wise meetings to discuss issues related to each division in the state in detail,” he added.