Mangaluru, Nov 01, 2014: CCTVs are set to be a major monitoring mechanism in Mangaluru City Police outfits in a planned manner, city police commissioner R Hithendra said. Use of CCTVs will assist the senior police officials to monitor the stations and also keep a check on ’brokers’ who according to some sources rule the roost in upstaging authorities in conning people who come to police for justice.
Chairing the monthly SC/ST meeting organised by Mangaluru City Police on November 30, Commissioner Hithendra taking note of complaints by individuals on the tac tics that brokers use in police stations directed that written complaints be submitted for due action. He also sated that the police department is already working on installing CCTVs in police stations to improve the justice enforcement.
Note a complaint by one Girish, that Dalit community are not being invited for peace committee meetings held at the police station level, the Commissioner directed assistant police commissioners and police inspectors concerned to include all sections of society in such endeavours. Citizen Girish said the general police explanation for not inviting them in peace meets was that police held a separate monthly meeting for them.
One dalit leader urged to consider the possibility of setting up a police outpost at Borugudde under Moodbidri police station limits. People from areas such as Nellikaru, Mantrady and other nearby areas have to travel at least 18-20 kms to reach Moodbidri police station for any work, he said, adding other police stations at Belthangady and Karkala in Udupi district to serve efficiency will be a boon to public.