People should be grateful to police and not always criticise: Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata, Jan 27: Stating that the police in West Bengal has done a commendable job in maintaining the security of the state, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said people should be grateful rather than criticising them.

"We criticise them throughout the year.. But we do not see their efforts. They will continue to work when we will enjoy the festival seasons...

'People should be grateful to police'

Give me one single incident that has happened in West Bengal and still you will say that there is misrule in the state," Banerjee said at the Investiture Ceremony of the Kolkata Police at the Red Road here today.

"We need to see whether action at an incident has been taken quickly or not. We have produced the chargesheet within 72 hours of a rape incident," Banerjee said without specifying the incident.

Describing Kolkata Police as one of the best, Banerjee said that police officers have been doing hard work for which they have received distinguished awards.

"You will not get such a good police system anywhere..In fact, Bengal Police also has improved a lot," Banerjee said, adding that in four year's time around 90 new police stations have been set up.

Banerjee today inaugurated four police stations run by women personnel at Watgaunge, Tollygunge, Amherst Street and Patuli.

She stated that recruitments for the Police, which was ceased for a long time during the Left Front government, was started by her government.

"Huge task has been done. Youths from Jangalmahal have been recruited in the force, for green police, civic police... Our administration has done a commendable job and the state have surged ahead because of their efforts," she said.

"But people who cannot see this are only one per cent... Let them do it...,"Banerjee said.


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