Nitish directs police officers to fight extremism

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Patna, May 22 (UNI) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today directed senior police officers to strategically combat extremism in the state and ensure that human rights violation do not take place while maintaining law and order.

The Chief Minister attended the annual meeting of the senior police officers, including the DGP, officers of the police headquarters, IGs, DIGs and Police Superintendents. The meeting was also attended by state Chief Secretary R J M Pillai.

Mr Kumar lauded their efforts to improve the law and order of the state and said the police will have to be very strict while dealing with the criminals.

He discussed about the extremism problems in detail and asked the authorities to take stern measures to combat the menace. He also stressed the need for strengthening the intelligence for controlling crimes.

Mr Kumar asked the police personnel to improve their image for which they will have to think and act positively. ''The recent changes in the work culture of police have sent positive signals in society and it is evident that the police too is working for uplift of downtroddens and poor,'' he added.

He also referred to the speedy trials against the criminals saying that its result was commendable as it has minimised the pressure on police.

He also asked for disposal of arms act cases through speedy trial. Disposal of cases at Gram Kachahri level would also ease the pressure of police, he added.

Mr Kumar mentioned the role of police in the development of the state and exhorted them to provide security to the people engaged in the construction works across the state.

The Chief Minister took strong exception to the incidents related to mob violence, specially lynching, and asked the police to remain alert and initiate all efforts to prevent such incidents.

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