x

Like our Facebook Page

   
Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
 
Breaking News :   Tanda Tigers Turned The Tide | If talks with Pak help promote peace in Kashmir let Delhi take the risk | Inter School district level Roll Ball tournament held | Investiture Ceremony Conducted | PLS conducts literary meet | YSCC Doda hold condolence meeting | Awareness programs on LM, LMCS conducted | Kashmir unrest forces Mantri to visit ladies beauty parlour for hair cut | Modi govt de-links separatists-Pakistan matrix; may start talks | BJP leadership sabotages senior leader's move to appoint his real brother as SHRC member | No relief in sight from power-woes in yrs to come | JuD terrorists apply for Kashmir visa in Pak | Govt officials booked for misappropriation of public money | Omar wants solution based on majority will | Pak resident gets PRC, CB registers case | Police tightens noose against drug peddlers, 3 held in two days with drugs | Burglars decamp with donation box of temple | Scindia jumps on to separatists bandwagon, says financial package not enough | Ponds, other water sources deemed to be Govt property: HC | Minister for making CAPD fully electronic by year end | Govt orders cancellation of attachment of employees in the Civil Secretariat | Child labour on rise, but none cares | Dungi residents allege utter neglect in overall development | 9 yrs on, academic growth of Ramnagar campus stays stagnant | Authorities foil 'Anantnag Chalo' call of separatists; Geelani, Mirwaiz arrested | 6 hurt in fresh clashes after people try to defy curfew | Traffic cops at receiving end in restive Kashmir | Politician-public meetings, Police-public rapport missing in Kashmir valley | Work stopped after intervention by CM's office | No takers of Naeem Akhtar's directives | ARTO issues licences to physically unfit person | Revenue officers sheltering politicians, property dealers in demarcation of Sahar Khad | Courtesy unholy nexus, diagnostic labs fleecing public | No network, outstation Kashmiris asked to contact DCs to connect with family | Mobile Internet services restored in Jammu | ZEO’s office staff, PHE AEE found absent | Hold vigilance probe into recent transfers of masters: Harsh | JKSAC welcome HM's statement, urge government to translate into action | Got plans to upgrade tourism infrastructure at Patnitop, Sanasar | Shun excuses, implement 7th PC: SKUAST-TAJ | Candle march taken out in Jagti | All Jammu Civil Society Forum (AJCSF) Launched | "Total Care Physiotherapy and Ortho Rehab Clinic"inagurtaed | State Dogra Front merges with State NCP | Demise of Javed Ahmed condoled | Interaction Forum holds meets in Ramban | PEC hails Gov's decision to ruturn Panchayat Act | Employees on job to collect solid wastes: SMC | Fresh batches of yatris leave for Amarnath cave, over 2.02 lakh pay obeisance so far | CM ignoring PoK refugees: Chuni | Cong stresses for creating pilgrim-tourism | Cong welcomes Guv's decision to return controversial Panchayat Raj Amendment Bill | TJF demands transparency in transfers of teachers, masters | 2 killed, 27 injured in Kathua road mishap | KPs lament HM's nonchalance towards Pandits' plight | Karvan-e-Aman service resumes, 74 to cross over to POK | NGEU token strike enters 34th day | Drug peddler held with 38 Corex bottles | Ex Para Military Forces employees highlight demands | Crime Branch books Pak national | Back Issues  
 
news details
New Police Face: "Lawful" duty apart, cops plan to take up social service too
9/15/2012 12:01:53 AM
Bharat Bhushan
JAMMU, Sept 14: Otherwise riddled with the incidents of browbeating, intimidating and beating up commoners, most of the times for no fault of theirs, J&K Police have taken up an initiative to improve their "bad man" image and present to the people their humane side.
To start with, police of Udhampur, Doda, Kishtwar and Ramban districts have taken the first step to get friendly with the people by assuring them to fight on their behalf for their genuine problems and make them available the basic amenities of life. The initiative is the brain-child of DIGs - Jagjit Kumar (Udhampur-Reasi) and Gareeb Dass (Doda-Kishtwar-Ramban).
"At the thana level too, SHOs have been asked to behave themselves," a senior police officer said and added, "These instructions also stand passed on to officers on roads, where cops are faced with all sorts of serious allegations of misbehaving with people."
On Wednesday last, this scribe was witness to such an incident. A Sub-Inspector, either posted at Pacca Danga police station, or incharge of a police post, indulged in the worst kind of display of the police might. He, for no obvious reason, ordered a "patrol" vehicle to stand in the middle of the road outside Radio Station at Panjtirthi, which soon led to a traffic mess.
When scores of vehicles came to a halt, he unreasonably shouted at anybody who came his way. Anxiety was written all over his face. Now, what remains to be seen is at least the first step the two DIGs will be taking to discipline such elements in their districts. It will, however, mainly depend upon how they deal with them and hand them the punishment.
To discipline the "indisciplined" and fill the wide gap between police and public, Jagjit and Udhampur SSP Ashkoor Wani seem to have started making efforts. To come closer to people, the duo on Thursday last had dedicated them a water cooler at Majalta under civic action plan.
In the function held later, Jagjit emphasised the need for community policing initiatives to further improve police-public relations and sought people's help for maintenance of law and order.
In the interaction that followed, people used the platform to demand early compensation for their houses damaged due to the recent incessant rains, repairing of roads, and uninterrupted supply of water and electricity.
Wani was prompt in feeling their pulse and then assuring them that all their genuine grievances, even if these were out of police jurisdiction, would be redressed.
In response to his this gesture, people assured police all possible assistance in the execution of their lawful duties and maintenance of law and order.
Gareeb Dass too plans to launch civic action programmes in the three districts that fall under his jurisdiction.
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
 
  Comment on this Story  
 
 
 
Early Times Android App
STOCK UPDATE
  
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
 
CRICKET UPDATE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
 
 
J&K RELATED WEBSITES
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
JKTDC
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
UTILITY
Train Enquiry
IRCTC
Matavaishnodevi
BSNL
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
PUBLIC INTEREST
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
JK CAMPA
JK GAD
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
EDUCATION
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
JKBOSE
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center
SMVDU