Police must create conducive, fearless environment for Complainants: CM Yogi
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 24-Mar-2017

Lucknow, March 24: Uttar Pradesh Chief MinisterAdityanath Yogi conducted a surprise inspection of the Hazratganj Kotwali in the state capital on yesterday. Directing the police personnel to change their attitude and behaviour towards people bringing complaints, the Chief Minister said the complainants should be given proper respect and should be provided with writing paper and pens.

He also directed officers to ensure that an FIR is lodged on the complaint of a petitioner and that it is followed by a legal action and that if during investigation it turns out that the FIR was lodged with a wrong intent, action should be initiated against the complainant as well.

Yogi also stressed the need of better policing and spruced up law and order to ensure all-round prosperity of the state and said for this the perception of the people needed to change. For this, he underlined, senior police officers need to work with more seriousness and sensitivity.

Adding that while the state government was hopeful that the police department would discharge its duties to the best of their abilities, the Chief Minister assured them of all efforts to provide them with best facilities. During the inspection, Yogi visited the reception and interacted with the people there, understood their problems and issued necessary directions to officers to sort out their problems. He also reviewed the procedure of lodging of an FIR and the Cyber Crime Cell.

The Chief Minister also interacted with the women police personnel and tried to find out their problems. Subsequently he directed officers to ensure proper residential facilities to women personnel and to arrange for separate toilets for both women complainants and women police personnel. Mr. Yogi also gave instructions to ensure that there were arrangements for people to sit, drinking water, cleanliness at police stations and chowkis and proper maintenance of records.

The police, he added, needed to create a conducive and fearless environment for people to come forward with their problems and asked senior officers to inspect police barracks from time to time and to ensure that proper facilities and cleanliness is maintained.