Soumen mitralicensed to kick: Policemen carry out an arrestBarsha Chabaria,
Deputy commissioner, detective department, Calcutta Police
There is no question of giving more power to citizensí bodies. That will involve framing new rules and regulations, which only the government has the power to do. What can be done is getting the police stations to involve local residents more and more with maintenance of law and order. They can be provided guidelines on how they can handle an emergency. Otherwise of course they are expected to inform the local police as fast as possible at the first signs of trouble.