Shankar Bidari takes over as new City Police Commissioner

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Bangalore, Jul 11 (UNI) Mr Shankar Bidari took charge as the new City Police Commissioner for Bangalore, here today.

Later, speaking to newspersons he said ensuring the safety of the people and smooth traffic flow in the city would be his priorities in office as the head of the city police. Importance would also be given to receive citizens with respect and honour seeking help at the police stations.

He said he would conduct 'Janasamparka Sabhe' (People Contact Programme) three days in a week and would hear the grievances of public and try to solve their problems.

He said he would also instruct the police personnel not to entertain any political or any other kind of pressure in serving the public.

He said there was a common complaint in the city and other parts of the state that police was reluctant to register complaints. ''To put an end to this perception, I will take stringent action against the erring officers, who fail to register complaints and harass the public,'' Mr Bidari said.

Mr Bidari, regarded as one of the few efficient officers in the state has been honoured with three President's medals in recognition of his meritorious work.

He said irrespective of the status of the individuals or organisations, equal treatment would be given to all under the provisions of the law of the land and ''No discrimination will be made in providing service to people'' he said.

Mr Bidari, who would be heading a team of 15000 police personnel in the city said he believed in team work and added he would try to take the police closer to the people.

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