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Organised crime, women safety priority, says new Gautam Buddh Nagar SSP Vaibhav Krishna

Press Trust of India  |  Noida (UP) 

Curbing organised and cyber crimes, and ensuring safety to women will be the priority areas for the police, district's new said Friday.

Krishna, who took charge as the of Police (SSP) Thursday night, stressed that police officials need to be more "sensitive" toward the problems of the public and maintain the "integrity" of the institution.

In his first interaction with the press at the police headquarters in Surgajpur, the 2010-batch IPS officer, who has previously helmed the police force in adjoining district, spelled out his priorities for Gautam Buddh Nagar, the western district adjoining

Krishna, who succeeds Ajay Pal Sharma, stressed that complaints will be dealt with in a fair and transparent manner, and all legal proceedings would be undertaken.

"When people approach the police, they should be heard. Nobody should have a complaint or qualms with investigation," he said.

The SSP, who held a meeting with police officers up to the rank of SHOs in the district Thursday night, said he has made it clear that counter-FIRs against the complainant in any case will not be encouraged.

"Only in situations where it is not clear who is the victim and who the offender, cross-FIRs would be allowed. This is also a priority for us," he said.

On the "high number" of cyber crimes case reported here, he said the cyber cell would be made proactive and proficient so that more cases could be worked out and culprits nabbed.

"The cyber cell would be made proactive, will also take help from private experts, the police officials will be trained and their capabilities improved," he said.

Each police station would have a cyber expert in order to streamline the problem and provide solution at the earlier, officials privy to the Thursday night meeting said.

"Otherwise a lot of time of the complainant is wasted in reaching the right office and correct official," the official told

Krishna, who has earlier served in districts such as Ghazipur, Bulandshahr, Etah, and in the Intelligence Unit of the Meerut Range, warned action against policemen also if they are found involved in any wrongdoings.

Asked about the encounter spree with criminals that the district has witnessed in the last couple of years, he said, "This is not a policy matter but a natural process where police retaliate in self-defence."

"I am yet to take stock of situation here, but I can assure you that all possible efforts would be made so that the people get a better policing system," he told reporters.

On criminals targeting businessmen, he said a "traders' security cell" would be set up and empowered to handle such cases.

Notably, the police had in 2017 announced setting up of 'traders' security cell' in each of the 75 districts in the state.

He said the police would also strategise policy and work to check public drinking, auto-lifting, drug menace, violence and loot with cab drivers.

On manpower shortage in police stations and exhausting duty hours of the policemen, he said a solution for this would also be worked out.

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

First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 22:20 IST
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