A scheme has been introduced to help youth to pass physical and written tests in the selection of armed forces such as police, Navy and Coast Guard with ease.
The police will give training in all aspects of the selection process of the armed forces. They will be given tips on basic structure building, measurement tactics, physical endurance tests such as running, long jump, high jump and rope climbing.
Similarly, the youths will also be prepared to make them score good marks in the written tests. Considering the fact about the elimination of candidates at the interview stage, the police will also provide tips to overcome interview fear.
A team of experts from the police, Central Paramilitary Forces, Army, Navy and Coast Guard had been roped in to offer expertise and training to the youth. “The percentage of those joining armed forces from Tamil Nadu is relatively poor compared to other States. Though there is an enormous interest among the youth to join the armed forces, they generally fail to qualify in physical and physical endurance tests owing to a lack of awareness of the selection process. The novel scheme, started for the first time, will help them overcome the hurdles,” says Sandeep Mittal, Deputy Inspector General of Police, Ramanathapuram range, who spearheaded the programme.
As many as 120 youths, mostly from fishermen families in Rameswaram, had been enrolled in the first batch. They would be given training for 24 days, he said.
A. Manivannan, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Rameswaram sub division, who has taken the initiative, said that a special class on general knowledge would be taken for two hours daily with the help of experts.
The aim was to make all those appearing in the training programme to pass in the selection of any one of the armed forces.
No fee would be collected from the youth. They would be given accommodation and training in the Government Higher Secondary School, Rameswaram, he said.
The Deputy Inspector General of Police, Sandeep Mittal, on Tuesday presented cash awards and commendation certificates to the police personnel appreciating their timely contribution to detect cases and seizure of banned substance in Ramanathapuram district.
Lakshmi Kanthan, Sub Inspector, Rameswaram town and K. Ulaganathan, Head Constable were rewarded for detecting around 50 kg of ganja, which was smuggled by a car from Tiruchi. Besides seizing this, the policemen also arrested five smugglers including one Sri Lankan national when the police team stopped the car at Thangatchimadam for check a few days ago.
T. Thillai Raja and S. Soosai Manickam, constables attached to the Special Branch, were honoured by the DIG for the seizure of ganja at Valinokkam.
Similarly, N. Sellapandian, constable of Special Branch, was given commendation certificate for detecting the murder case, in which one Sathmeega Seelan of Pirappanvalasai was murdered by a gang a few days ago.
While appreciating their role in solving the cases, Mr. Mittal said they should continue the good work in future too. The rewards were given to motivate them as well as others. He would continue to meet and appreciate the policemen for their good work.
M. Panneerselvam, Superintendent of Police, In-Charge, also appreciated them.
The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) had received 10,821 petitions during 2009 and disposed of 9,592 among them, said its Chairperson Justice A.S. Venkatachalamoorthy here on Tuesday.
Speaking at the inaugural session of a training programme on ‘Protection of human rights and to promote awareness on human rights literacy,’ attended by police officers from the south zone, he presented an outline of the functioning of the commission.
On an average, the SHRC received 12,000 complaints a year. In 2008, out of 12,313 petitions, 10,748 were disposed of. Since its inception, the SHRC had 5,274 petitions pending at various stages. From the moment a petition was received, the SHRC scrutinised, verified and inquired into the nature of the complaints.
One-third of the petitions was out of the commission’s purview, he said. Mr. Venkatachalamoorthy said that even petitions that alleged that a police officer refused to acknowledge a complaint or purposely delayed registration were taken up by the commission.
Similarly, complaints of death in police custody or gang rape were also registered by the SHRC for action.
He said that the SHRC took action not only against the police but also against other departments/professionals as well.
Quoting a few examples of human rights violation by doctors, Education Department, Forest Department, Revenue and Transport Department employees, Mr. Venkatachalamoorthy said that the commission would not interfere in the investigation conducted by the police.
Delivering the key-note address, SHRC member A.R. Selvakumar appealed to the police officers to discharge their duty as per law.
The Fire and Rescue Services Director R. Nataraj said that police department was the only organisation which functioned 24×7.
The police, at all levels, had to protect human rights and execute their duty without violating the law. Be it maintenance of law and order or crime prevention, the functioning of police personnel and officers at the station house level was important. Any lackadaisical approach was bound to invite public wrath. Hence, it was essential to work with utmost conscience and render justice, he underlined.
The DIG of Police (Madurai Range) Sandeep Mittal said that human rights were the basic rights of mankind. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Madurai city) P.C. Thenmozhi urged the police personnel to understand the rights of others.
As part of the training programme, SHRC Inspector General of Police N. Chenbaharaman, addressed the participants.
The SHRC secretary D. Uthirakkumaran welcomed the gathering. Madurai SP M. Manohar participated.
The district police on Wednesday cracked the jewellery shop burglary case of Chellampatti by arresting five persons. They recovered over 182 sovereigns of gold jewels and five kg of silver.
Talking to reporters at Chekkanoorani police station near here on Wednesday, the Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police (Madurai Range), Sandeep Mittal, said special teams formed to probe the May 5 heist arrested three persons, including brothers, R. Karuppaiah and R. Singam (37) of Othaveedu in the small hours of Wednesday.
Based on their confession, the police arrested two others and recovered valuables worth Rs. 30 lakh. Mr. Mittal appreciated the Madurai Superintendent of Police, M. Manohar, Additional Superintendent of Police (Crime), A. Myilvaganan, and others for solving the burglary case in quick time.
The police recovered five sovereigns of gold chain stolen in Valandur and Rs. 14,000 lifted from a fertilizer shop in Chellampatti from the accused.
The DIG said that Karuppaiah was involved in 15 theft and burglary cases in Madurai and other neighbouring districts. Karuppaiah had got out of the prison just few days back before striking at the jewellery shop.
Mr. Mittal advised the jewellers to go for closed circuit television cameras with intrusion detection system. “These things are now available at a cheaper rate. It would alert the nearest police station, the shop owners and at least two other telephone/ mobile numbers in case of any intrusion into the shop,” he said.
The Superintendent of Police denied that there was any ceiling on fuel for official vehicle for patrolling by policemen and officers to check crime.
Following recent attacks on policemen, the DIG said that sufficient arms were available in all police stations and police personnel in all ranks were asked to take them whenever they wanted them. “We have instructed the Inspectors and Sub-Inspectors to always carry their personal arms and I have personally checked this practice,” he added.
By Our Staff Reporter
KARUR, MARCH 15 . The Karur town police have arrested two persons and recovered stolen gold jewellery worth over Rs.two lakhs and Rs.35,000 in cash from them.
With the arrests, the police claim to have solved a series of theft cases in the district.
The police were on the look-out for the culprits who stole about 18 sovereigns of old jewellery from the house of P. Jayalakshmi of East Nanjappa Street here last year.
Investigations revealed the hand of K. Azhagu alias Periasamy of Rasipuram and T. Murugan of Sankagiri. A special team led by the Town Deputy Superintendent of Police, Muthusamy, tracked down the duo and secured them today.
Interrogation of the two culprits led to the unravelling the mystery behind six other theft cases in Karur district.
The duo acknowledged its involvement in several cases of theft and, interestingly, from the booty took a piece of agricultural land and a house on lease from Chinnappa Gounder of Sadayampalayam near here. They have been carrying on agriculture there for the past one year.
The police recovered from the duo Rs. 35,000 in cash, gold jewellery worth Rs.two lakhs, a television set and a VCD among other things.
The arrested were produced before the Judicial Magistrate I, Murugadoss, who remanded them to 15 days custody. The Superintendent of Police, Sandeep Mittal, appreciated the special team members who effected the arrest and the subsequent recovery of stolen property.
By Our Staff Reporter
KARUR, APRIL 6 . In continuing prohibition raids across the Karur district, the police have arrested 203 people, including 54 women, for prohibition-related offences during the past five days.
The Superintendent of police, Sandeep Mittal, while warning prohibition offenders of continued stern action has also directed the police officials that laxity on the prohibition front would land them in trouble.
Raids were conducted in the villages of Vengamedu, Thirukkampuliyur, Neelimedu, Periayandankoil, Panchamadevi, Thirumanilayur, Viswanathapuri, Nedungoor, Maravapalayam, Thottakurichi, Nerur, Manmangalam, Manavasi, Veerarakkiam, Kattalai, Poyyamani, Nangavaram, Nachalur, Nangavaram, Panikkampatti, Kavalkaranpatti and Malapatti.
According to Mr.Mittal, over 8,790 litres fermented wash, 8,533 litres illicitly distilled arrack, 23 litres toddy and 2,400 grams ganja were seized and destroyed during the raids in which a total of 203 people, including 54 women, have been arrested and remanded.
A total of five mopeds used to transport the contraband have been seized.
The Additional SP, Sundaram, the Deputy Superintendent of Police, Prohibition Enforcement Wing, Soundararajan, the DSPs, Muthusamy (Karur) and Balasubramanian (Kulithalai), and scores of other officials and personnel took part in the raids.
The police detained K. Velusamy (45) of Nachalur, an alleged bootlegger, under the Bootleggers Act. He was later lodged in the Central Prisons, Tiruchi.
Departmental action had been initiated against the Inspectors of Police, Mayanur and Vangal stations, for laxity in strictly enforcing the prohibition laws.
Mr. Mittal has also advised the police officers that slackness on their part in enforcing the prohibition laws would not be tolerated on any account. The SP has also called upon the public to pass on any information on prohibition offences in their area to him directly over phone number 225599. The informant’s identity would be kept a secret, he added.
The police conducted a series of surprise raids in several villages in the district from January 8 to 13, seized 4,290 litres of illicit arrack and 10,565 litres of fermented wash and arrested 220 anti-social elements. A total of 221 cases have been booked.
Special teams, under the supervision of the Superintendent of Police, Sandeep Mittal, conducted raids in the black-listed villages of Periyandankoil, Tirukkampuliyur, Viswanathapuri, Pallapalayam, Nanjakalaikurichi, Rajapuram, Thanthoni, Puliyur, Manavasi, Kattalai, Vayalur, Tiruchapur, Manmangalam, Nerur, Velayuthampalayam and Thottakurichi. The teams also seized three mopeds used for transport of the illicit arrack.
The Additional SP (Prohibition Enforcement Wing), P. Jagannathan, the Deputy SP, V. Muthusamy (Karur), and A. Nithiyanandam (Kulithalai), 10 Inspectors, 15 Sub-Inspectors and 100 constables were involved in the raids.
A police release said a record number of 6,286 cases illicit arrack distillation were registered during 2003, and 4,269 men and 1,808 women were taken into custody. As many as 41 notorious distillers, including a dozen women, were booked under the Bootleggers Act.
During this year so far, 312 case of illicit distillation were registered and 308 distillers, including 94 women, arrested. About 7,640 litres of illicit arrack and 13,060 litres of fermented wash were destroyed. Four persons were detained under the Bootleggers Act.
Mr. Sandeep Mittal said the police would conduct surprise raids at regular intervals to put an end to this menace, and warned the illicit distillers of stringent action. The people could pass on information on illicit distillation and sale of arrack to the police over (04324) 227799, 257999, 256106 and 256973, he added.