Police , villager-friendly

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newexpressMADURAI, Wednesday, July 14, 1999

Express News Service TUTICOR IN , July 13: An on-the-spot grievance redressal camp with the motto ” TamilNadu police is with the villagers and for the villagers was organised at Madathur under Thattaparai police limits on Sunday.

Addressing the participants Joint Superintendent of Police (Rural) Sandeep Mittal said villagers Were generally hesitant to meet police officials out of fear. This gap between police and villagers has led to a lot of mediators trying to make a fast buck out of raising and sorting out issues faced by the villagers fail to understand that need not have any mediators to raise their issues before officials . When information come through mediators, information gets filtered , he added .

Thoothukudi Rural JSP Sandeep Mittal talking to villagers in the " grievance redressal camp " held at Madathur on Sunday
Thoothukudi Rural JSP Sandeep Mittal talking to villagers in the ” grievance redressal camp ” held at Madathur on Sunday

He said the main objective of the camp was to establish a link between public and police . Once that was achieved most of the problems could be solved as people would repose faith in police even they would not turn against police even during law and order problems . During these camps all police personal would be available on the spot .

Several grievances were redressed on the spot and grievances concerning other departments were forwarded to the respective departments for further action .

As a goodwill measure a kabbadi match and a musical chair were organised for the police and villagers.

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