Thursday, July 14, 2011

Lok Satta underlines need for police reforms

The latest series of Mumbai blasts once again underline the need for promoting community policing and expediting the long-delayed police reforms, said the Lok Satta Party today.

Expressing the party’s condolences to the families of the Mumbai blast victims, Lok Satta Party Working President D. V. V. S. Varma said in a media statement that extremists have been wreaking havoc with impunity, by taking advantage of the nexus between mafias on the one hand and politicians and police on the other.

Mr. Varma demanded an immediate end to politicians’ interference in the day-to-day police functioning so that they could discharge their duties fearlessly. Encouragement of community policing through constitution of neighborhood watch groups would enable the police to function much more effectively. Both steps are necessary to strengthen the preventive intelligence mechanism of our security agencies.

Mr. Varma wanted the Government to extend compensation to victims’ families promptly by recalling that there was undue delay in providing effective relief and compensation to families of Hyderabad bombing victims.

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