Jalna: The police department should strive hard to increase the efficiency and be alert so that people feel that they are secure asserted Chief Minister Mr Devendra Fadnavis.
He was speaking at the review meeting organized at district collectorate for taking astock of law and order situation in Jalna district. Guardian minister and water supply and sanitation Minister Babanrao Lonikar, minister of state for animal husbandry, Dairy development and fishery development Arjun Khotkar, MP Raosaheb Danve, MLA Narayan Kuche, MLA Santosh Danve, MLA Rajesh Tope, additional chief secretary of Chief Minister Praveen Pardeshi, Divisional Commissioner Dr Purushottam Bhapkar ,special Inspector general of Police Prakash Mutiyal, district magistrate Ravindra Binwade, chief executive officer of Zilla Parishad Shrimati Nima Arora, police Superintendent S Chaitanya were present on the occasion.
The Chief Minister further said that the ratio of conviction in various crimes had increased as compared to last year, but the police department and the public prosecutors should be concentrating on this particular issue with priority. He said that they should chalk out the reasons why the accused are exonerated in various crimes and strive hard on the basis of 14 government decisions to see that the rate of conviction goes high.
Chief Minister Fadnavis said that the regular meetings of the committees appointed for this cause should be held and accused should be prosecuted with the support of strong evidences. The chief minister took a review of police station wise and Public Prosecutor wise conviction rate and learnt about the reason behind it. He also said that the percentage of serving summons and warrant should also increase according to the need and the police should act against any accused involved in the cases of atrocities on women without any hesitation and soft corner. He also took information about the measures to curb such crimes.
Chief Minister Mr Fadnavis reviewed in detail about investigation of crime, action against sand smuggling, illegal arms, illegal Gutka possessors, bootlegging and gambling, action under motor vehicles act and directed that modern technology be used on large scale for increasing the conviction rate. The Chief Minister also took stock of housing work and directed the housing board to speed up the housing project for the Jalna district police. At the beginning of the program, Superintendent of Police S Chaitanya made a presentation about the functioning of the department. Police officers and lawyers were present in large number.