Hindustan Times (Jalandhar)

KARNAL POLICE LAUNCH FM SLOTS FOR COMMUNITY PARTICIPAT­ION

- HT Correspond­ent letterschd@hindustant­imes.com

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.

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