Mangaluru, Dec 02, 2014: Speaking at the inaugural function of ‘Crime prevention month’ observed by Mangaluru City Police Commissionerate and Dakshina Kannada district Police unit at SP’s office in Mangaluru on December 1; IGP (Western Range) Amrit Paul said that the police should form teams to tackle the unsolved cases to ensure that the culprit is punished.
He went on to state that the prevention of crime and solving of crime cases are not different from each other. Hence, if the real culprits are punished, people will fear to commit crimes and an awareness would be created in society. People should not behave in a way to encourage crimes, he said.
The IGP said that during the crime prevention month, the police should concentrate on solving the pending cases.
Inaugurating the programme, District-in-Charge Minister B Ramanath Rai said that the politicians should cooperate with the police. Even though there is pressure on police, the police staff carry out their duty with honesty, would always be rewarded. They should make the people feel secure, Rai added.
In his keynote address, Commissioner of Police R Hithendra said that the main focus of the crime prevention month would be to create awareness on the laws pertaining to the prevention of atrocities on women and children.
DK D C A B Ibrahim said that cyber crimes are on the rise in the district. Awareness needs to be created among women and children on various types of crimes, he said.
Superintendent of Police Dr DSharanappa, Additional SP Shekharappa and Legal expert MV Bhat and several others participated.