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Police , villager-friendly

newexpressMADURAI, Wednesday, July 14, 1999

Express News Service TUTICOR IN , July 13: An on-the-spot grievance redressal camp with the motto ” TamilNadu police is with the villagers and for the villagers was organised at Madathur under Thattaparai police limits on Sunday.

Addressing the participants Joint Superintendent of Police (Rural) Sandeep Mittal said villagers Were generally hesitant to meet police officials out of fear. This gap between police and villagers has led to a lot of mediators trying to make a fast buck out of raising and sorting out issues faced by the villagers fail to understand that need not have any mediators to raise their issues before officials . When information come through mediators, information gets filtered , he added .

Thoothukudi Rural JSP Sandeep Mittal talking to villagers in the " grievance redressal camp " held at Madathur on Sunday
Thoothukudi Rural JSP Sandeep Mittal talking to villagers in the ” grievance redressal camp ” held at Madathur on Sunday

He said the main objective of the camp was to establish a link between public and police . Once that was achieved most of the problems could be solved as people would repose faith in police even they would not turn against police even during law and order problems . During these camps all police personal would be available on the spot .

Several grievances were redressed on the spot and grievances concerning other departments were forwarded to the respective departments for further action .

As a goodwill measure a kabbadi match and a musical chair were organised for the police and villagers.

Shri Sandeep Mittal, an IPS Officer of 1995 Batch, completed B. Sc. (Honours) Geology with University Gold Medal and M.Sc. Applied Geology with University Gold Medal, both from University of Delhi. He earned Degree of Master’s in Police Management from Osmania University, Diploma in Cyber Security and Postgraduate Diploma in Cyber Crime Investigation and Cyber Forensics from Gujarat Forensic Science University, Gandhinagar . He is a Postgraduate in Cyber Defence and Information Assurance from Cranfield University, UK. He conducted a number of experiments in people friendly policing to bridge the divide between police and public. He headed the Security of Asia Pacific’s largest prison i.e. Tihar Prisons, New Delhi. While serving in Narcotics Control Bureau under Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India as Zonal Director he was instrumental in liquidating a number of National and International drug syndicates and developed his skills in cyber crime investigation. He is a Chevening Cyber Security Fellow, UK; a Commonwealth Scholar in Internet Law & Policy a t University of Strathclyde, UK; an Associate of Institute of Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi and a Life Member of United Services Institution of India, New Delhi; Indian Society of Criminology, India and Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi. He is member, Editorial Board of Indian Journal of Criminology and Criminalistics, a peer reviewed journal. He has published research papers in reputed peer reviewed Journals.

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