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Community first for Dhanbad cops

After taking the lead in preventing crime against women by reconstituting its anti-eve teasing cell in end 2012, Dhanbad Police have now resolved to control criminal activity and improve law and order in the district in the new year.

The district police decided to improve community policing in Naxalite affected areas. Janta Darbars will be organised from the second week of January to build confidence among people in such areas and remote corners of the district like Tundi and Topchanchi.

Speaking to The Telegraph, Coal Belt DIG Lakshman Prasad Singh, while spelling out the priorities of the police over the next year, said instructions have been given to the superintendents of police of both Dhanbad and Bokaro to build better relations with the public with the help of the media and people’s representatives.

“Police will have to win the confidence of the masses,” said Singh, adding that the Tiger Mobile Force introduced last year with the aim of better policing will further be strengthened in the Coal Belt and if need be, the routes of the force will be changed.

The force is a special unit of 80 policemen on 40 bikes which rolled out of Dhanbad on August 3, 2011 to better patrol such areas of the district which were not accessible on four wheelers.

About the anti eve-teasing cell in the district, Dhanbad SP Ravi Kant Dhan said policemen including officers of the cell have been instructed to be more vigilant to prevent crimes against women.

Awareness campaigns among students through seminars and workshops in different schools of the district will be organised more vigorously in order apprise people about the functioning of the anti eve teasing cell and the ways of lodging complaints.

“Instructions have been given to constitute an anti eve teasing cell in Bokaro,” Singh informed, adding that crime against women will not be tolerated.

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