Karnataka Home Minister Araga Jnanendra on Wednesday warned of strict legal action against police personnel involved in crime and related offenses.
He said it cannot be tolerated that police, who are responsible for maintaining law and order in the society along with protecting public life and property, are seen indulging in crime-related incidents.
Noting that there are more than one lakh police personnel in the state, Jnanendra in a statement said, ”Due to wrong activities of a select few, a negative impression is getting created about the whole department, in the minds of the public. Directions will be given to not only suspend such police staff but also to dismiss them,” he said.
ಅಪರಾಧ ಪ್ರಕರಣದಲ್ಲಿ ಭಾಗಿಯಾಗುವ ಯಾವುದೇ ಪೊಲೀಸ್ ಸಿಬ್ಬಂದಿಗಳ ವಿರುದ್ಧ ಕಠಿಣ ಕಾನೂನು ಕ್ರಮ ಜರುಗಿಸಲಾಗುವುದು. ಸಮಾಜದಲ್ಲಿ ಶಾಂತಿ ಸುವ್ಯವಸ್ಥೆ, ಸಾರ್ವಜನಿಕರ ಜೀವ ಹಾಗೂ ಆಸ್ತಿಪಾಸ್ತಿಗಳನ್ನು ರಕ್ಷಿಸಬೇಕಾದ ಹೊಣೆಗಾರಿಕೆ ಹೊಂದಿರುವ ಪೊಲೀಸ್ ಸಿಬ್ಬಂದಿಗಳೇ ಅಪರಾಧ ಎಸಗುವುದನ್ನು ಸಹಿಸಲಾಗುವುದಿಲ್ಲ.@BSBommai@DgpKarnataka— Araga Jnanendra (@JnanendraAraga) January 19, 2022
The Home Minister’s statement comes in the backdrop of the recent arrest of two policemen deputed for the security of Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai’s private residence here, for allegedly trying to extort money from drug peddlers.
Pointing to the incident, Jnanendra complimented the officials who identified it and took legal action against those involved and said that directions have been given to felicitate them with the appropriate award.