New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday asked the Delhi Police to change its attitude and treat the people in a friendlier manner.
He said that police officials should pay more attention towards this.
“If someone comes to the police station to lodge a complaint, can’t we talk to them politely? If a complainant is waiting for hours, can’t we ask them for water?” Singh asked.
Singh’s comments came while addressing the gathering on the occasion of the flagging off a fleet of 300 modified motorcycles– Raftaar of Delhi Police–to tackle street crimes and make the city safer for women.
The Home Minister also asked the Delhi Police to become a role model for other states Police forces. He also asked it to take stern action against those involved in criminal activities.
Singh said, “I will ask Police Commissioner to ensure arrangements of tea stalls for complainants at police stations if possible and the Home Ministry will provide funds for it. Why can’t police personnel present themselves as role models?”
Speaking about enhancing the strength of the police, Singh said that the Home Ministry is considering filling up 12,000 posts out of which approval has been given for the recruitment of 4,000 posts.
The Home Minister said that 300 more such modified motorcycles would be inducted soon in the Delhi Police for better patrolling.
These motorcycles are equipped with modern communications technology, GPS and alarm system.
Delhi LG Anil Baijal and Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik were also present on the occasion.