SILCHAR, Nov 5 - There is a need of coordination between the police and public for better crime control and bringing criminals to book, said the Director General of Police, Assam, Khagen Sharma.
While addressing the members of Barak Upatyaka Banga Sahitya O Sanskritik Sammelan at the Banga Bhawan recently, the DGP underlined the fact that Barak Valley, for its geophysical position, assumes tremendous importance and the role of police is significant in terms of controlling crime. However, since the number of policemen is inadequate to attend to the problems, there is a need for better coordination between police and the public.
�This area is peaceful and yet since it is connected with other States and shares the international border, an effective police-public partnership will ensure a crime free society to a great extent,� Sharma said.
He thanked the people of Barak Valley for discouraging attempts made by vested interest groups to spoil the social and communal harmony. In reply to a question on what would be his message to the youths of the State, Sharma said that ensuring peace together with creation of job opportunities is the foremost priority.
Sharma said that even with low-paid jobs, more than 80,000 youths are working in various parts of the country, mostly in South India and are contributing to the country�s development. If peace is ensured and job avenues are created, industrial development will take place and people will be occupied with constructive tasks instead of thinking about taking up arms, he said.
Responding to the demands raised by members of the Sammelan for making provisions so that the police case diaries and FIR reports are written in the local language, the DGP said, �there is a law that automatically ensures the filing of case diaries and other reports in local languages and it will be looked into.�
Acknowledging a suggestion of holding thana-level meetings between the people and police put forward by district president of the Sammelan, Taimur Raja Choudhury, Sharma said that the matter will be discussed with priority. Later, IGP, Law and Order, SN Singh, also shared his experience of working here and said that he is grateful to the people for their cooperation. DIG Anurag Goyel and SP Cachar Rajveer Singh also attended the meeting.