Police, the real face of Govt: Suri
26 April 2001
The Daily Excelsior
JAMMU: The Director General of Police, Mr. A.K. Suri has said that police is the face of the Govt. and nothing should be done that may bring bad name to the noble profession of police. Speaking at the Attestation-cum-Passing Out Parade at Kathua to-day, where the Chief Minister, Dr. Farooq Abdullah was the chief guest, the DGP said that since a cop is perceivable at every place and inter- acts with varied shades of people, it is he who builds the image of police. He stressed on the importance of police-public relations and exhorted police personnel to further strengthen this relationship by their sympathetic and helpful attitude. He told the cadet recruits to serve the people in right earnest and restrain from doing any such thing which may belittle and stigmatise their profession. Mr. Suri said that though the state is passing through tough times, the state police through sustained courage and dedication has proved itself that it is a force to reckon with and assured the Chief Minister, Dr. Farooq Abdullah that the day is not far when it would be sought after by other states. He said that local police is participating in every counter-insurgency operation, in some quite independently while in some jointly with other security forces. The DGP was appreciative of the role of border people who, he said have helped police and security forces in great measure in checking infiltration as also in the elimination of militants by providing vital intelligence inputs. Turning to the recruits he said that they would have plenty of promotional avenues by way of out of turn promotions provided they show their valour and work dedicatedly in anti-militancy operations. Regarding other requirements of the training center which got Govt’s recognition only two years back, the DGP said that barracks will be constructed this year and other structural facilities will also be provided. He complimented the recruits for their fine turn out. As many as 949 cadets including 173 female cadets passed out to-day. Theirs was the 15th batch to have passed out from this training school which has been named as S. Prithinandan Singh Police Training School. Miss Sunita Verma was declared as all round best cadet and hence got one rank promotion of selection grade constable on the completion of her training. She also stood first in indoor activities. Cadet Mohd Rafiq and Ct. Rajinder Singh secured 2nd and 3rd positions in indoor activities. Ct. Joginder Paul was declared best in range classification followed by Ct. Narinder Singh and Ct. Sushma Sharma (both 2nd) and Ct. Bashir Ahmed, Ct. Nisha Kumari and Ct. Mohan Lal (all 3rd) in range classification. Ct. Tufail Hussain secured first position in out-door performance whereas Ct. Sham Lal and Ct. Sansar Singh stood 2nd and 3rd respectively. Besides police and civil officers, a large number of people of Kathua town witnessed the Attestation-cum-Passing out at ceremony which started with the administration of oath to recruit cadets by the Principal of Training school, Mr. Sham Lal.