Police should be people-friendly: Sheila Dikshit

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New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) With the Commonwealth Games around the corner, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Wednesday said the police should be more people-friendly and asked citizens in turn to have confidence in the force.

Dikshit said this at a meeting on the Delhi Police (Amendment) Bill here, which was attended among others by union Home Secretary G.K. Pillai, Police Commissioner Y.S. Dadwal, Delhi cabinet ministers and representatives from resident welfare associations.

‘There is a need for police to be people-friendly. The people must have a sense of confidence in the police,’ Dikshit said, according to a Delhi government release.

The meeting discussed methods to make the police more socially responsible, need for an urban transport management authority to decongest the city road traffic besides measures to deal with new types of crimes.

The other issues that were discussed included transfer of traffic matters and other non-core functions to the city government, structural arrangement and the scope of administrative control of the state government over the functioning of Delhi Police.

The state government has been asking for control over Delhi Police, which is under the union home ministry at present.

Officials said the views and suggestions of the participants will be sent to the union home ministry.

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