CHENNAI: Instructing the police to maintain industrial peace to attract more investments to Tamil Nadu, Chief Minister MK Stalin on Thursday advised the police superintendents to pay special attention to preserving peace in industrial areas and initiate preventive action by anticipating likely law and order disturbance in their districts.
Addressing the senior officers during the meeting to review the law and order situation in the State, the Chief Minister added that the police must inspire confidence among the public. “The people must develop the faith that they would get justice at every police station in the State.”
Stalin asked the head of State police force, C Sylendra Babu, to secure the people’s confidence. “I expect this from you, the people expects this from you. I am confident you will do it,” he said.
Exhorting the district SPs to prioritise field work and make regular inspections at stations and check posts, besides personally visiting the scene of crime, he said the police must hold consultations with the people periodically and partner with them like friends.
The people of Tamil Nadu are law abiding citizens who preach communal harmony and maintain brotherhood with all, Stalin said, adding that the police have the responsibility to preserve the social fabric of the State.
Even while lauding the State police for acting efficiently in Coimbatore and Kallakurichi incidents, he said strong coordination was needed between its different units to prevent such incidents.
If they receive inputs from intelligence wing and Q Branch, the Commissioners and SPs should conduct immediate field investigation and coordinate effectively with the headquarters, he said. Also, monthly review meetings must be conducted at the police station level on the status of investigation and arrests made on registered complaints, and initiate appropriate action on officials who fail to comply with instructions given during such review meetings, he said.
Also, Commissioners and SPs should expedite filing of charge sheets in murder, murder for gain and robbery cases, Stalin said. The officers must also pay special attention to making arrests and returning the retrieved jewels to the victims, as any delay in doing it would amount to travesty of justice.