Chouhan sets priorities for 2017

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 06 Jan 2017 11:47:45

Staff Reporter,

GIVING target to police to eliminate all mafias, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that, effective police management is needed for corruption free administration. He said that law and order is essential for development.

Chouhan was discussing priorities and targets for New Year with senior police officers at a high level meeting at Police Headquarters on Thursday. He greeted police officers on New Year and instructed them to talk to eminent persons in each district once in a month and they would get full co-operation from them. He also said that, co-ordination should be must between SP, IG and DIG for effective control over crime incidents. He directed instructions to field officers that they should prepare list of crimes of all types, organised crimes, mafias and launch drive against them. He said that, strict action would be taken against those who shelter them.
Taking seriously the cases of molestation with girls, Chouhan said that, anti-social elements should be arrested immediately and strict action should be taken against them. He said that, strict laws are needed to prevent cases of molestation. He instructed concerned police officers to prepare draft of laws.

Taking seriously the crime against women, he said that, the initiative ‘Samarth Sangini’ was launched in Betul district, and that should be executed in other districts also. He appreciated Gwalior police for cracking down a gang involved in human trafficking. He also lauded Ratlam police for unearthing gang of arm suppliers. He said that, such gangs involved in human trafficking specially trafficking of girls, should be under watch glass.
Chief Minister has set priorities for the New Year, appreciating the law and order and achievements of police in the year 2016. He said that Madhya Pradesh police are better as compared to other states’ police. He appreciated police personnel for working with human angle in Simhastha. He said that, SIMI network had been destroyed and naxal activities are under control.

Chief Minister has said that, Madhya Pradesh is known for its communal harmony and peace. Police administration should talk to all sections to maintain it and take appropriate action after it. He said that dialogue with public representatives helps to solve problems related to law and order.

Chief Minister also said that, intelligence inputs have come regarding some groups which are indulged in instigating innocent people against the Government and Government system and they are creating interest towards naxalism. Such groups should be identified and strict action be taken against such groups.

Chouhan has asked to keep a watch on slums where criminals can take shelter. He also said that transparent investigation should be carried out in cases related with Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe Atrocity, dowry laws and Information Technology laws. Instructing to follow merit first in the promotion of police officers, Chouhan has said those who are performing better, should be encouraged with regular discussion. He said regular conversation should be started with lower level staff.

Make intelligence system stronger: DIRECTING to make stronger intelligence system, Chief Minister has said that, intelligence system of each police station should be stronger so that there could be effective control over crime. He said there is need to share important intelligence inputs of police with other departments so that they can be vigilant and take timely action. He instructed to be more vigilant regarding terrorists activities. Regarding this, he asked to use inter-state information network effectively. Chouhan has directed instructions to consider role of CID in new context and strengthen it. The Chief Minister has asked to keep extra alert in tackling cyber crimes, in view of possibility of cyber crimes in the digital economy era. He has asked to make atleast one police station in the district, with speciality in solving cyber crimes. He issued instructions to launch training drive for people regarding possible cyber crimes alert and avoid them. In view of rising death cases in road accidents, the Chief Minister has also asked to hold road safety meeting every month in districts. Chouhan has instructed to carry out a survey in reference to Bihar, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh on tendency of crimes due to liquor addiction and increase in rate and said stern decisions would be taken after the study. After meeting with the senior police officers, Chouhan had discussion with District Superintendents of Police through video conference. He greeted all SPs on New Year. He said that, Madhya Pradesh Police have brighter image. He said that there would be effective control over crimes when SDOP, CSP and SPs would continue visit field and use available resources better. He said that corruption free police administration and elimination of mafias are top priorities. All districts should set their target and eliminate all type of mafias. Crimes won’t occur, if IG and SP work with co-ordination. For this, carry out regular inspection of police stations and take cognizance over complaints of poor, women, farmers and destitute people and take action on them. CM has asked to to hold discussions with people for maintaining communal harmony, planning in advance should be made in view of festivals and on the occasions. Launch drive against goons. There should be 100 per cent execution on warrants and summons. Keep a watch on agencies like operating chit fund so that people cannot be deceived. Policy of zero tolerance should be maintained over terrorism. SPs should be extra alert for security in jails. Construction of religious places should not be allowed without permission. Every district should prepare disaster management plan. Work regularly with district administration for road safety. Chouhan has said that, Collector and SP should have meeting every month for law and order and inform police headquarters. He said that, confidential service rolls should be written based on duty, execution and performance. Chouhan appreciated Dial 100 and said efforts should be made to reduce time in reaching service on spot.Chief Minister has launched MP e-cop mobile app and portal in the meeting. People have been availed many facilities through the app. They can inform about missing documents and mobile from home. Secret information can be shared without informing name, to police. SMS can be released to relatives in case of crisis. Important telephone numbers have been given on the app. Report regarding missing things can be seen. Information about missing persons and unidentified bodies can be taken from there. Also, information about stolen and recovered vehicles can be seen. The link to open the app is and it can be downloaded from Google play store.

Director General of Police Rishi Kumar Shukla has been informed about action plan should be on priorities of 2017. He said that, special action plan is being prepared to tackle crimes against women. Plan is being made to create awareness among public on cyber crimes considering its possibilities. Action is being taken to curb objectionable messages spread through social media. Additional Chief Secretary for Home KK Singh, Principal Secretary for Home Seema Sharma and senior police officers were present in the meeting.