Hindustan Times (Jalandhar)
KARNAL POLICE LAUNCH FM SLOTS FOR COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION
KARNAL: The Karnal police started its radio programme on Tuesday evening, enabling residents of the district to have direct interface with police authorities.
Newly-appointed superintendent of police (SP) Pankaj Nain told HT that two private FM radio stations in Karnal have given onehour slots each in a month for an interactive programme.
He said that fortnight programme would be started from the next week with an emphasis on community participation in better policing.
“I will also try to explore the possibility to use the platform of All India Radio’s Kurukshetra station. Our main objective for the initiative was to invite residents to air their grievances or suggestions fearlessly with the district police authorities,” he said.
On July 16, HT had reported local police plan to exploit radio and local cable networks for its outreach initiative.
In his introductory programme on Tuesday, Nain said that Karnal police would have zero-tolerance on traffic rules violations.
He also briefed audience about presence of the district police on the social media and that the space would be utilized to nail the culprits.
“Several precious human lives are lost every year due to the negligent road sense. We invite residents to send photos of traffic rules violators to the police for legal action. Our effort is to evolve a system where an ordinary citizen could act as a traffic cop equipped with a mobile phone camera to catch violators,” he said.