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Make police force more people-friendly: Governor

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Jammu, Nov 23 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir Governor Lieutenant General Srinivas Kumar Sinha has urged the police officers to make the force more people-friendly.

Lt-Gen Sinha, interacting with a batch of 40 IPS probationers, currently on professional tour, at Raj Bhavan here last evening, said public goodwill is imperative for improving policing in the country.

Impartiality and fairness hold key to the success of the force, he said. Lt Gen Sinha called for the strengthening and modernization of the force to meet the present day challenges.

He was of the view that police stations should have three wings to tackle law and order, gather intelligence and investigate crimes.

Well equipped police stations were well suited to counter crime and terrorism, he added.

The Governor regretted that the number of police stations could not grow as compared to armed police battalions. While police stations have registered slight growth from 12000 in 1947, the armed battalions have crossed 1000 mark against 22 in 1947.

He stressed the need for providing better facilities at police stations and said that the implementation of the recommendations of National Police Commission could have gone a long way in improving the functioning of police.

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