Alarmed over big rise in crime CM calls for toning up of policing
Patna,(BiharTimes): Keeping in mind the big jump in heinous crimes all over Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday, directed superintendents of police to monitor the policing at the ground level.
Presiding over a review meting on law and order situation ahead of the festival season he issued special directives to the police force to step up security so that no untoward incident, including communal clashe, take place.
He said supervision reports of crime cases should be filed in a timely manner and action should be taken against the accused without any biasedness. He urged the police to focus on pendency of cases and the conviction rate.
Sources said that the SPs have been asked to monitor the performance of police stations on a regular basis so that cases related to murder and other heinous crimes could be investigated on a priority basis. The focus was on timely submission of supervision reports of crime cases.
The state has witnessed 78% rise in cases of murder and other forms of physical violence between January and August this year. As the rise in crime is sharper in the last couple of months it has given enough ammunition to the opposition to criticize his government.
Chief secretary Anjani Kumar Singh, home secretary Amir Subhani, DGP P K Thakur, ADG and IG rank officers were also present at the meeting.