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Shun arrogance, serve tea to complainants at police stations, Rajnath tells cops

Shun arrogance, serve tea to complainants at police stations, Rajnath tells cops

New Delhi: Next time you visit any police station in Delhi, don't be surprised if you are pampered with polite language and a cup of tea by the police staff attending you. While you might be surprised by the sudden change of attitude in the behaviour of Delhi police, Home Minister Rajnath Singh has some more suggestions for the cops.

Speaking on the occasion of launching 300 motocycles named Raftaar for Delhi Police, Singh pulled up Delhi police for their behaviour with common people. "Ego is the biggest enemy of mankind. Shun your ego. Whosoever develops ego is sure to be doomed one day. Why can't the police be polite in its attitude with common men and ask them for a glass of water when they come to the police station. I am deeply concerned with the reputation of Delhi police. They should lead by example," Rajnath Singh said.

He specifically mentioned the lower ranks like Inspector and Sub inspector to be extra cautious in dealing with public. Referring to one or two incidents where the matter escalated enough to be brought under the Home minister's notice involving police persons, the minister said that he also spoke to the Delhi police commissioner in those cases and asked him to take strict possible action against the accused.

"Why cant every police station have arrangements for tea in every police station for common people who come to lodge complaint or meet officers. I am ready to give funds for the same," the Home minister Rajnath Singh told the Delhi Police Commissioner who was seated on the stage along with Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal.

To make his point, Singh also gave the example of Ravana and said that despite being more learned than Ram he was doomed because of his ego. Singh was speaking at India Gate after the launch of 300 Motorcycles named Raftaar to be inducted in Delhi Police fleet as a part of its modernisation. Considering the need for more such bikes, the Home Minister said that Delhi needs at least 1000 such bikes on Delhi roads.

Each Raftaar motorcycle will be equipped with hand held walkie-talkie connected with District Control Room and will receive distress calls through this mode. These motorcycles are also fitted with GPRS and area of each district and entire city is Geofenced for monitoring their movements from District Control Room and also from Central Police Control Room at PHQ. Raftaar motorcycles will share the responsibility of already over burdened PCR vans in reaching distress spots.

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