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'Common man, police officers not safe in Karnataka'

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

Demanding an immediate meeting between and the Chief Secretary, BJP spokesperson today alleged that the common man and police officers are not safe in Karnataka, 'which Chief Minister claims is the number one state.'

"The common man and police officers are not safe in Karnataka, claimed to be number one state by It is very sad that police officers are not feeling safe in the system," he said in a video clip released to the press.

"The police system is under strain...the ruling party for its survival and to protect its followers does not have a right to destroy a system and an institution," he alleged.

He said the Association had written to Ratna Prabha, asking her to convene a meeting of all IPS officers and some retired IPS officers,"to discuss and evolve a strategy considering their immediate goal of a fair and free election and long-term goal of imbibing strong professional values in the service and police force."

Assembly polls are due in this year.

Kumar said each and every sentence in the letter, which raised relevant issues at the right time, would be endorsed by all citizens of the state.

He said it started with the assault on and the latest was the attack on Lokayukta Vishwanath Shetty.

Six police commissioners in four years for Bengaluru city was a telling comment on the system, Kumar said.

It was high time the agreed to the meet and thrashed out issues to give confidence to the public as ultimately their welfare was most important for any administration, he said.

Sharma also expressed displeasure over alleged political interference in police duties.

He also flayed what he called were frequent transfers of police officers.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 15:25 IST