People-friendly police system needed, says Khurania

Bhubaneswar: Soon after taking charge as Twin City police commissioner, senior IPS officer Yogesh Bahadur Khurania on Wednesday said the time had come to develop a people-friendly police system to resolve issues faced by the public.

Khurania took over the reins from RP Sharma to become the fifth commissioner since the inception of Twin City Police Commissionerate in 2008.

Addressing the media soon after assuming charge, Khuranuia said, “Commissionerate police will prepare a vision document for 2020 and we need the cooperation from the citizens in this regard. We will seek their support to implement this so that a healthy and better society can be created.”

Khurania said a senior official will attend to the grievances of the people on a daily basis.

“As part of improving the police-public contact drive, the citizens can now approach the commissionerate office between 4 to 5 pm everyday. A senior officer will attend to their grievances on a daily basis,” Khurania stated.

Expressing concern over traffic related issues, including lack of parking space in the twin city, the new commissioner said the police will seek cooperation from all to address the issue.

“We know there are traffic issues and there is not enough space for parking in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack. For this, we will seek cooperation from all concerned departments. It is observed that some places are accident-prone. We will identify these spots and audit the road safety of these locations if needed. Based on the suggestion of experts, we will take all necessary action,” Khurania said.

“Maintaining law and order in the twin cities will be my priority and I will work towards making the twin city commissionerate police the best in the country. Moreover, emphasis will be laid on traffic management in Bhubaneswar and police will be more sensitive to issues of women, children and senior citizens,” he added.

In the wake of rise in cyber crimes, the official said, “Time has come for specialisation. We need the services of several specialised squads like homicide squad, crime against women squad, traffic investigation squad, cyber crime squad and STF to deal with such issues.”