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Effort to improve police-people relationship

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Tirupur: The initiative of inspectors of police stations dedicating certain hours during the day to meet the public for redressal of grievance has become a hit in Coimbatore. Following this success, the Tirupur City Police too will introduce this in Tirupur from August 15 to promote police-public relationships.

The Coimbatore City Police Commissioner (COP) A. K. Viswanathan inaugurated the the initiative on June 9, 2015, in Coimbatore city. Under this system, it was made mandatory for inspectors of all police stations to be present at their stations during two slots a day. This was to ensure that they received petitions from public directly and address their grievances quickly.

Since it received good response, Tirupur City Police planned to introduce the system in Tirupur also. Following the order of COP of Tirupur S. N. Seshasai, the initiative would be kicked off at Tirupur South and North Circle, Assistant Commissioner Offices, seven Law and Order police stations, two All Women Police Stations (AWPS) and two Traffic Police stations from August 15.

According to the Commissioner: “The chief police officials of all the offices, including police stations and assistant commissioners, would be at their offices at two slots in a day on all the seven days in a week. Public can meet the officials between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., and from 6 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. every day.”

Industrialists and public have welcomed the initiative as it would be helpful to the public to meet the officials directly, which is next to impossible for common people.

An official of a garment export unit in Tirupur, Manivannan, said: “People visiting police stations regarding passport verification, conduct certificate and various other grievances had to wait long hours to meet chief police officials, since they are mostly engaged in outside work. This also meant they had to make several visits till they got to meet the person concerned. The new system will bring to an end these difficulties.”

Another garment trader, Ramachandran, said: “Fixing of a particular time particular in a day is greatly helpful for public, as they can visit the police stations during those hours without having to worry about the availability of the officials concerned.”

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