Po­lice re­ward their ‘friends’ for help­ing them curb crimes

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - HT NAVI MUMBAI - G Mo­hi­ud­din Jeddy ht­for­nav­i­mum­bai@hin­dus­tan­times.com

VASHI: Help­ing the city po­lice has its re­wards. Ask the ‘Po­lice Mitr’ who were f elic­i­tated by the Navi Mum­bai Po­lice Com­mis­sion­er­ate on Thurs­day at the Cidco Ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­tre in Vashi.

‘Po­lice Mitr’ are cit­i­zens who helped the po­lice in their duty. The speak­ers at the fe­lic­i­ta­tion cer­e­mony stressed on the need for pub­lic co­op­er­a­tion and the ben­e­fits ac­crued from this co­op­er­a­tion.

While cer­tifi­cates and bou­quets were pre­sented to those who had gone out of their way to help the po­lice, the po­lice mitr were also guided on ways they can help the po­lice fur­ther.

“To en­sure that the law and or­der is main­tained in the city, it is nec­es­sary for the res­i­dents to work closely with the po­lice. If cit­i­zens share in­for­ma­tion with the po­lice and co­op­er­ate with them, crime can cer­tainly be brought un­der con­trol,” said Thane guardian min­is­ter Ek­nath Shinde.

MLA Manda Mha­tre said, “It is for the first time that such a pro­gramme is be­ing held in the city and we need to con­grat­u­late the po­lice for recog­nis­ing the ef­forts of th­ese cit­i­zens.”

She said, “We have a good po­lice team in city that is quick to re­spond in times of emer­gen­cies. I my­self had given in­for­ma­tion to po­lice about a girl who had been kid­napped and sold to a brothel in Agra and the po­lice man­aged to get her back in time.”

“There is a need for in­creas­ing the re­mu­ner­a­tion of po­lice in­form­ers, which will fur­ther help the po­lice,” said Mha­tre

“With cy­ber­crime grow­ing in the city, we res­i­dents re­quest the po­lice to be alert. We are ready to help in ev­ery way. It is the duty of ev­ery ci­ti­zen to be a Po­lice Mitr and we are glad that some of us are do­ing more than that,” said Naren­dra Patil, mem­ber of leg­isla­tive coun­cil.

Thank­ing the po­lice mitr for their help, po­lice com­mis­sioner Prab­hat Ran­jan said, “Po­lice Mitr help the po­lice in a lot of day- to- day ac­tiv­i­ties. This is a small ges­ture from us ap­pre­ci­at­ing their ex­cel­lent and in­valu­able work.”

BACHCHAN KU­MAR

(From right) Thane guardian min­is­ter Ek­nath Shinde, Uran MLA Manohar Bhoir and mayor Sud­hakar Son­awane fe­lic­i­tate res­i­dents at Cidco Ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­tre in Vashi on Thurs­day.

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