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Chief Minister delivers keynote address at conference of Inspectors General of Police and Superintendents of Police
Deputy Chief Minister Shri Sharma also addressed the programme
Raipur: “Our government maintains a policy of zero tolerance against crime, drugs, and illegal activities. If crimes are not controlled, strict departmental action will be taken against the police captain of the district concerned”, said Chief Minister Shri Vishnu Deo Sai while addressing the conference of Inspectors General of Police and Superintendents of Police held today at Police Headquarters Nava Raipur. He said that there should be fear in the minds of criminals about the police and respect in the minds of the general public like the army.
Chief Minister Shri Vishnu Deo told the officials that the behavior of the police should be strict towards criminals and equally polite and soft towards the common people. He added that social evils like illegal liquor, gambling, betting hollow the society from within. It is most worrying when youth are affected by it. Giving strict instructions to the officers, the Chief Minister said that if criminal activities are not controlled, action will be taken not only against the police captain of the district concerned but also against the officials at the police station level.
Shri Sai said that the police department is a disciplined department; this discipline should be visible in the police officers, which will ultimately prove to be a milestone in the establishment of a disciplined and crime-free society. Referring to the efforts being made by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to establish the concept of justice through punishment, he said that it should be ensured that the new laws are implemented in a time-bound manner.
He added that our Jawans are fighting bravely under difficult circumstances in the Maoist-affected areas of the state. Chhattisgarh Government is standing with the police personnel on every front and there will be no reduction in their facilities. All necessary steps have been taken for the welfare of the police. We have made arrangements for timely promotion, accommodation, infrastructure, and supply of necessary resources and will continue to do so. Referring to the budget for the financial year 2024-25 of the Chhattisgarh Government, Chief Minister Shri Sai said that in this budget a large amount has been allocated for the police department. This budget will prove decisive in establishing the rule of law.
Deputy Chief Minister and Home Minister Shri Vijay Sharma said that the Home Department has got a lot in the first budget of the Chief Minister Shri Vishnu Deo Sai-led Chhattisgarh Government; there has been an increase of 16 per cent in the budget of the department as compared to last year's budget. In this budget, a provision of ration bags and spike-resistant shoes has been made for the soldiers going for Naxal operations, which will now provide convenience to them. Provisions have also been made in this budget to increase the facilities of all the officials and employees of the police department.
He added that our Chief Minister has equal sympathy for all officials ranging from senior officers to constables. It is the duty of all of us that if a crime occurs, we should catch the culprit at the earliest. Shri Sharma stated that an environment should be created in society so that crime does not occur and with this aim in mind, the officers should fulfill their responsibilities. If the police captain is determined that there should be no crime and no drug trade in the district, then it will not happen at all. He reiterated the resolve, "Chhattisgarh was an island of peace; we will establish it as an island of peace again."
Director General of Police Shri Ashok Juneja gave the welcome address and shared important information related to the police department. Chief Secretary Shri Amitabh Jain, Additional Chief Secretary Shri Manoj Kumar Pingua, Additional Director General of Police Shri Himanshu Gupta, Shri Pradeep Gupta, Shri S.R.P. Kalluri, Shri Vivekananda Sinha, Shri Amit Kumar Gupta, Chief Minister’s Secretary Shri P. Dayanand, Shri Rahul Bhagat, and Dr. Basavaraju S., along with the Inspector Generals of Police from all ranges of Chhattisgarh and District Superintendents of Police, were present.
At the end, group photograph was also taken, in the presence of Agriculture Minister Shri Ram Vichar Netam, MLA Shri Amar Agrawal, and Shri Prabodh Minj.