Bhubaneswar: The common man in Odisha is frustrated over the recent incidents of delayed police actions against their complaints. This constant occurrence has turned out to be drastic actions like a self-immolation proposition in front of the Assembly, which again resulted in a blanket blocking off the roads heading to the Odisha Assembly.
Sunil Bansal, the DGP designate for Odisha, while talking to the media on Thursday assured quick action on this issue and the tribals and downtrodden will be prioritised in the State.
It is assumed to be an implication as the State is substantiating unrest over the Mamita murder case, based on the preliminary statement of the parents regarding the police didn’t register their complaint referring to jurisdictional dispute, despite the providence of zero FIR by the country’s Apex court.
Bansal said while interacting with the media, “The downtrodden and tribals in Odisha will be given priority in this regard. It will be ensured that whenever they seek the help of police, they will get it in the least possible time.”
The DGP designate further added that the job of the police is to provide required service and security to all those who come to the police station with their grievances. If we keep the attitude to serve people, we will surely be successful in alleviating fears from people’s minds.
Coming to the political interference in police matters, like the opposition recently had declared an all-out war on the police interference in the Mamita Murder case and Mahanga double murder. Bansal stated political interference is not or should not be a challenge for the police department, If Odisha Police performs its duties with sincerity, professionalism and as per the law.
Speaking on the Red challenge the state has been facing, the DGP designate said Odisha has done an incredible job in handling the Left Wing Extremism as properly the law and order front. He said, the anti-Naxal strategy operating in the state is as per the requisite and he will focus on working in the right direction.
About the growing threat of cybercrime in the State as well as all around, Bansal explained that the police will broadly look into the crime with the assistance of the latest technological advancements, Bansal added. Along with this, inter-state drug trafficking is another growing crime operating in the state nowadays, the DGP designate cited that he will work in tandem to launch a crackdown on the drug traffickers operations. Similarly talking about rising crimes against women in the state, Bansal said Odisha being a progressive state, has 33 per cent recruitment of women in the police force as per the policy decision announced by late CM Biju Patnaik. So it is an obvious possibility that gender justice and gender-based crimes can be addressed properly.