New police Commissioner vows to maintain law and order

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Chennai, Nov 14 (UNI) The newly appointed city Police Commissioner K Radhakrishnan today said he would accord top priority to maintain law and order in the city.

Talking to reporters here after taking over from R Sekar, who was transferred in the aftermath of the violence in the Law College campus here two days ago, Mr Radhakrishnan said he would take all steps to restore peace in the college.

He said he would convene a tri-partite meeting of students, the faculty and the police to usher in permanent peace in the college, which has a history of recurring campus violence.

As the city police came under fire for being mute spectators to the violent clash, Mr Radhakrishnan said the police force would be sensitised to deal with such incidents in educational institutions, in future.

''All those involved in the clash would be brought to book,'' he stressed.

The Tamil Nadu government shifted incumbent Commissoner Mr Sekar and appointed Mr Radhakrishnan after the violent incidents in the campus it echoed in the state Assembly with leaders of various political, parties demanding stringent action against the police personnel who were on duty outside the college premises when the clash took place.

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