Chief Minister was speaking at the Kolkata Police’s programme “Jai ho” on Friday evening at Netaji Indoor Stadium. Malay De, Home Secretary and senior police officers including DGP Surajit Kar Purakayastha and Commissioner of Police Rajeev Kumar were present in the programme.
Banerjee said that the police work round the year to ensure safety of people. They need to work in all weathers braving the worst conditions. They sacrifice everything and give priority to their work. It would not be possible without the support of their family members.
Nowadays, there are some people who create trouble on minor issues. They hold rallies. The police
need to tackle all these as well besides maintaining law and order situation at different times.
The police also need to maintain the crowd during Puja and other festivals in the state.
Moreover, the task of the police has become more challenging at present. The reason being a tweet may lead to a major problem. At the same time cyber crimes are more compared to that of the usual crimes which used to take place. There are 9.20 crore people in the state and the police work day and night to ensure safety and security of the people.
“Instead of always criticising the police, we must appreciate their good work,” she said adding that she salutes their family members as they too sacrifice a lot to let the policemen work properly.
Chief Minister has also awarded the 10 officers of the Special Security Wing (SSW) who had taken part in the rescue operation when an escort car of the President’s convoy had fallen into the gorge while returning from Darjeeling. Each of them has received a medal, a certificate and Rs 50,000 cash.
The Chief Minister also inaugurated the Kolkata Police Law Institute from the same programme. The institute is on Diamond Harbour Road and three year law courses will commence from 2016-17 in the institute.