Nitish asks policemen not to violate human rights

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Patna, Jan 10 (UNI) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today asked police not to violate human rights while carrying out operations to nab the criminals and anti-socials.

Addressing a function organised here to felicitate the policemen for their outstanding performance, Mr Kumar said prime responsibility of the police was to ensure safety and security of weaker and downtrodden sections.

Police should not violate human rights while carrying out operation against the criminals and anti-socials and should discharge their duties with caution, he added.

'' Law and order situation in the state has witnessed marked improvement and people are feeling safe and secure as the crime graph is on the wane, '' Mr Kumar said adding that kidnappings for ransom had reduced substantially while it had attained the form of industry during the Lalu-Rabri regime.

He expressed satisfaction that untiring efforts of police had yielded result as no caste or communal tension had taken place during the past two years after the NDA came to power.

Mr Kumar assured that there would be no fund constraint in providing sophisticated firearms and other facilities to policemen to enable them for meeting the growing challenges from extremists and other outlawed organisations.

'' Buildings would be constructed for all police stations in the state and sophisticated communication system also installed there, '' he stated.

With a view to checking the growing atrocities against women, a separate female battalion would be raised soon and process in this regard had already been initiated, he informed.

Altogether 463 policemen of various levels and 60 civilians were felicitated by Mr Kumar on the occasion.

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