Cops hold choupals in rural areas

Central Chronicle News
Bhilai, Sep 25: Under its community policing initiatives, Durg Police is organising choupals in various villages with the objectives of effective crime control and reducing the distance between cops and the villagers. The villagers are being detailed about the speedy redressal of complaints, online frauds, domestic violence, traffic rules and other issues.
Under the directions of Deputy Inspector General of Police and Senior Superintendent of Police (Durg) Badri Narayan Meena, ‘Police Choupal’ is being organised to establish cordial relations with the public in rural areas. Efforts are being made to redress the grievances as early as possible. The villagers are being made aware about cybercrimes, ATM fraud, domestic violence, online fraud, etc. They are also being appraised about the importance of obeying traffic rules. They are being asked for not sharing any kind of personal information to unknown person for remaining protected from cyber frauds. They also being urged to inform the police about the people involved in illegal activities. The cops are telling the villagers that the identity of the informer will be kept confidential.
The choupals are aimed to improve the relations of police department with the villagers. The Police department will try to bring the problems of the villagers to the fore and initiative will be taken to resolve them. The applications received in the villages will be sent to the concerned departments. Cops are trying to establish direct communication with the villagers which will help them in getting instant information about the people involved in criminal activities and thereby maintaining peace and order. By spreading awareness among the villagers through Choupals, Police will be able to prevent cyber crimes and other offences. In future, efforts will be made to inform the villagers about other important schemes and benefits of the government schemes.
Under the guidance of Additional Superintendent of Police (Rural) Anant Sahu, Police Sub-Divisional Officer (Patan) Devansh Singh Rathore has directed all the police stations / chowki in-charges of the sub-division to visit the villages and interact with the villagers. Cops have been instructed to accept the complaints and make efforts for speedy redressal of their grievances. Police Stations Utai, Anda, Ranitarai, Patan, Amleshwar and Chowki Machandur have been given the responsibility of organising choupals in selected villages every day.
Along with this, Deputy Superintendent of Police (Headquarters) Abhishek Jha has directed the SHOs of the police stations of Dhamdha sub-division to conduct such choupals. Police Stations Dhamdha, Nandini, Bori and Chowki Litiya Semaria have been given the responsibility of organising choupals in selected villages every day. Choupals have been organized in Dundera, Demar, Chicha, Kurmigudra, Tirga, Jhola, Katro, Machandur, Deurkona, Nandini and Potiya.

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