Cops work under political pressure, say people

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Amritsar, August 4

Additional Director-General Police (law and order) Rohit Chaudhary held police-public meetings in the Sakatri Bagh area while he also held an interaction with students of Guru Nanak Dev University here today.

During a meeting at Sakatari Bagh, people raised the issue of a “discriminatory” attitude of the police towards the common man. They alleged the police favour the well-off and influential people while ignoring the plight of poor people who approach them for help, especially in police stations. They also alleged that the police functioned under political pressure.

They also raised the issue of robberies and snatchings in the city. They pointed out that unscrupulous elements riding auto-rickshaws also indulge in looting people. They said the police should check the credentials of the auto-rickshaw drivers in order to curb such instances.

Chaudhry while addressing the people said the police had launched the beat system in order to nail the criminal elements in society. He said people should cooperate with the police and inform the authorities concerned about the anti-social elements operating in their areas. “They should also inform the police about the drug peddlers operating in their areas,” he said while assuring them that the name of the informer would be kept a secret.

Meanwhile, interacting with the students during a seminar at the GNDU, he said in the age of social media, miscreants made fake Identities, spread misinformation and unleashed false propaganda besides spreading communal disharmony. He said this would give a wrong message to society. He said the youth should ignore such elements.

He said the youth should play a positive role in building a healthy society for the coming generations. He said the youth should participate in such programmes and raise issues concerning the youth.

He opined that educational institutes should form a social media cell and appoint a liaison officer. The cyber crime problems of the city should be solved on a priority basis.

Among others Police Commissioner SS Srivastav, Deputy Commissioner of Police Amrik Singh Pawar and ADCP Lakhbir Singh were also present on the occasion.

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