Mangaluru: S Murugan took charge as the new police commissioner, replacing R Hitendra at the Commissioner’s office here on January 1, 2015.
He was given a guard of honour by the district police. Later outgoing commissioner R Hitendra welcomed the new Commissioner, S Murugan to his Chamber and handed over all the related documents.
Addressing the mediapersons Murugan who hails from Tamil Nadu, said that he had earlier worked as Inspector General and commander of ANF in Bengaluru, SP and Deputy Inspector General in the CID department in Bengaluru.
He further said, “Policing is my priority, I know the people of Dakshina Kannada are cultured and they do not break the law. Many senior police officers have served in this district sincerely and I need to continue the same service. Somewhere we may need some changes and I need to bring those changes. Every district has its own speciality. I need sometime to be familiar with the city.”
He further said that the problems in Bengaluru and Mangaluru are different. We need to think about the people and give justice to them. People think that the Dakshina Kannada district is communally sensitive, we need to remove those thoughts from our mind. Why Mangaluru is communally sensitive, why people think in that sense? he questioned. He also pointed out that the police in the district did not say that Mangaluru is a communally sensitive area. When the area is communally sensitive police can handle it. When there are issues media is highlighting it but when the investigation is going on the media forgets to follow up and the police are blamed. It is very sad to know that finally the police and the intelligence will be blamed for any failure. During communal disturbances the end part should be investigated, he stressed.
He also said that while he was working as a DIG in the CID department, the department had started from scratch, it was started with 2 commandants using standard operating system.
Our main aim is to give good administration, maintain quality management for long term and see that everyone will be treated equally.
He also stated that we need to perform our duty according to the procedures which will give us satisfaction at the end of the day.
He later had a meeting with all the police officers.