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State Police training reforms
Stress on station-level training for police officers
Though the number of murder cases reported in the State has dipped by seven per
cent in 2014 compared with the previous year, the top brass in the Police
Department are visibly shocked over the sudden rise in murders with caste
overtones in Tuticorin and Tirunelveli district in the last 100 days.
Spending two days in the southern districts, DGP Ashok Kumar has tried to
motivate the police personnel and improve the dented image of the police force
in southern districts. The drawbacks remain though.
A. Kathir, executive director of Evidence, a Madurai-based NGO, said that out of
the 85 murders reported in Tuticorin-Tirunelveli belt, at least 25 per cent of
the victims were those from downtrodden community. Any person who had questioned
the offenders in the region was targeted.
Some activists who had raised objections to sand mining activity and those who
had supported inter-caste weddings were eliminated, he charged.
Mr. Kathir said that police officers at the station level should be given
periodic training on handling petitions from Dalits. Instead of registering
cases under the SC/ST Prevention of Crimes & Atrocities Act, the police confined
the petitions to Sections of the IPC alone.
Only after obtaining court orders, they initiated action. Such lethargic steps
might encourage law offenders, he noted.
Police to conduct IVFRT system training
The police department is organising a training programme for the Immigration,
Visa Foreigners Registration and Tracking (IVFRT) system for persons
accommodating foreigners in Vellore district.
The online registration system is being implemented since November 2013 at the
District Police Office (DPO), Vellore.
Under this, lodge/hotel owners, hospital administrators, school/college
management, hostel and house owners and relatives accommodating foreigners
should provide information about them. For this, the department has organised
one-day training programme at Saradambal Srinivasa Mudaliar Thirumana Mandapam,
Tollgate on March 14. Already, two such training programmes have been conducted
Those accommodating foreigners should get approval from the DPO. Following this,
they will be issued user ID and password for accessing the Indian FRRO website.
They have to furnish details including names of the foreigners, date of birth,
address, passport and visa details, place and duration of stay and reason for
stay, an officer said.
Owners should submit form “C,” while educational institutions admitting foreign
students must submit form “S” and form “C.”
Bharat Dharsan’ programme for police planned
“Bharat Dharshan” programme would be organised to familiarise the Kerala police
with the police systems in other States.
The addition of 259 sub-inspectors into the force would solve the shortage of
officers in the force, he said. He reminded the officers that protection of
human rights of the citizens should be the priority of the police. Stringent
action should be taken against only violators of the law.
The sub-inspectors were given training in computer technology, swimming, karate,
driving and boxing. They were also given Navy, Coast Guard and commando
training. The Minister distributed best performer award to K.C. Thomas,
Sreekanth and S.P. Prakash.
Meanwhile, news photographers were not allowed to enter the parade ground to
take the photograph of the Home Minister taking the salute at the passing-out
parade. When asked, the police said they were given orders not to allow anybody
to enter the parade ground.
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