Be friendly with public: Rajnath tells Delhi Police

New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday urged Delhi Police to adopt friendly behaviour towards the people to win their trust.

“Delhi Police should adopt a good and friendly behaviour towards the public so that people do not fear telling their problems to the police. Police should win their heart,” Rajnath Singh said.

He was addressing police personnel on the occasion of Delhi Police’s 69th Raising Day Parade at the New Police Lines, Kingsway Camp in north Delhi. The home minister inspected the Guard of Honour on the occasion.

He announced Rs.5 crore for Delhi Police Welfare Fund. He also presented medals for meritorious service to the policemen.

He stressed on the need to adopt innovative methods to control crime in the city as well as in the nation.

“Criminals are opting for different types of ways like social media to commit crime these days, so the police will have to be more vigilant and develop innovative techniques to deal with them,” he said.

He also complimented Delhi Police for coming up with various digital initiatives like its own Twitter handle, Beat book app for beat constables.

The minister lauded Delhi Police for making all efforts to maintain law and order in Delhi. He, however, also advised Delhi Police to adopt best practices of other states in controlling crime.

Emphasising on the role of women in policing, the minister said that 33 percent of the police force should be women.

“In this regard an advisory has been sent to all the states,” he added.

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