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DIG advises South Goa police on dealing with public

Margao: Goa Police DIG Paramaditya on Wednesday visited South Goa Police headquarters and briefed Police Inspectors and Police Sub Inspectors from the district on their duties and responsibilities particularly in the wake of the recent incidents where police faced flak for brutally assaulting the public.

It may be recalled that on November 8, police personnel brutally assaulted Lester D’Souza at the Fatorda football stadium and shortly thereafter barely a fortnight later on November 25 night Cuncolim police were found guilty of brutally assaulting Clint Rebello.

In fact videos of the two incidents that went viral were shown to the police personnel at the beginning of the meeting to show how the police image suffered.

Following a departmental enquiry conducted by Deputy Superintendent of Police Raju Raut Dessai, police personnel including Police Sub Inspectors were suspended from duty for their misbehaviour with members of the public.

The DIG on Wednesday emphasized the need for the police personnel to adhere to the law and carry out their duties and fulfill their responsibilities in a proper manner without causing any embarrassment to the department.

Instructing the police personnel to be restrained when dealing with the public, he said that there was no scope absolutely for police persons to lose their temper or behave in a rash manner and even asked them to refrain from using foul language.

Later, speaking to media persons while praising the police for doing a good job, Paramaditya admitted that there were some instances that have marred the image of the police. “However, the department has intervened and taken prompt action in the matter,” he said refusing to comment on the matter.

“Police persons come from the same society,” he quipped when asked why the society was fast losing all respect and fear of the police personnel and asserted that it was not because of non implementation of the law.

“We are issuing challans whenever there are any violations and will look into matters where police have failed to act properly,” he said. [H]

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