IB Chief for PPP model to tighten internal security

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Hyderabad, Mar 3 (UNI) Intelligence Bureau (IB) Director P C Haldar today suggested that internal security in the country be strengthened by adopting Public-Private Partnership (PPP) involving local people and Police department.

Delivering a lecture on 'Emerging challenges to internal security : Role of women IPS officers', after inaugurating Women IPS Officers' conference at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy here, Mr Haldar said the present situation in maintaining the internal security had completely changed as compared to previous years.

The Police department should devise a mechanism where citizens become an ally of the police. It would help get important information about suspects entering their localities.

''Sometimes, the information given by the local people may not be useful but it is worthy for the Police department,'' he said, adding, ''We prefer open source information, which can help prevent crime.'' Stating major challenges are to strengthen police stations to deliver basic services in the country, Mr Haldar said ''We also require anticipatory policing with the upgradation of local police stations.'' Observing the country was attracting huge global investments, the official said the police services must be on a par with International standards.

Pointing out to several 'lynched-to-death' cases happening in front of the police and media, sometimes deliberately, Mr Haldar said the police should not just remain mute spectators.

People would not respect the police if such crimes kept occurring regularly, he added.

He suggested the that IPS officers should adopt latest trends to tackle internal security problems.

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