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UPSC Chairman expresses concern over low conviction rate

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Phagwara, Sep 2 (UNI) Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), Chairman Gurbachan Jagat today expressed concern over the low rate of conviction and stressed the need for ''proper and professional training for the police personnel''.

Addressing the police trainees at the passing out parade at the Punjab Police Academy, here he said that the conviction rate was on the decline and this was basically due to the failure on the part of the policemen to ''collect sufficient evidence against the accused''.

He called upon the police officers to look into this aspect.

Mr Jagat a former Punjab Police cadre officer who served as Dirctor General of Police (DGP) of Jammu and Kashmir and the Border Security Force (BSF), called for modernising police training methods to suit the changing enviornment. He also advised the cops to change their behaviour and adopt a '' people friendly approach''.

Mr Jagat complimented the Punjab Police for the grit and courage its personnel showed while fighting the terrorists and restoring peace in the state.

Earlier Mr Jagat took the salute at an impressive parade in which 488 trainees participated.

Punjab DGP S S Virk and Academy Director R S Gill were also present on the occasion.

Mr Jagat later released a book ''Demeaning The Sikh Traditions'' authored by DSP Simarjit Singh.

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