Nitish directs DMs for better law and order, communal harmony

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Patna, Nov 14 (UNI) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today directed the district magistrates (DMs) and senior officers to put extra efforts for improvement in law and order and maintaining communal harmony.

After reviewing the performances of 22 different departments in a day long meeting with the departmental heads and district magistrates and divisional commissioners, Mr Kumar asked the DMs and divisional commisioners to make personal field visits in the remote areas for better and effective implementation of the schemes.

Lauding the efforts of the DMs and the Police Superintendents (SPs) in improving law and order in the state, Mr Kumar asked them to continue with their special efforts.

He asked the DMs to work in coordination with the SPs and directed them to act swiftly anticipating the law and order problems and solve the disputes to prevent any incident in their jurisdictions.

Asking the DMs to enhance their intelligence system and information sharing machineries, he gave firm directions to stop patronage to the law breakers and said the officers should not act under any prejudice while dealing with the law and order problems.

The Chief Minister also suggested the DMs to maintain the pace of the speedy trial as it was a major tool for improvement in law and order situation. Punishment had been awarded in nearly 25 thousand cases which was a record achievement, he said, asking the DMs to ensure safety and security of the witnesses.

Reiterating his announcement, Mr Kumar said the DMs and SPs would be accountable for social and communal harmony. He asked them to deal with such problems immediately and sternly.

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