One can book complaint at any police station in Himachal : DGP

May 29, 2018 17:36 | CrimeMishappenings

Dharamshala (Arvind Sharma)29/05/18

“Any person in Himachal can now register the complaint at any police station, the scanned copy of the same will then, immediately be sent by registering SHO to SHO of incident for FIR,” said  S R Mardi DGP Himachal at Dharamshala on Tuesday. He was addressing the media during the police officers (up to SHO level ) meet of North Range here. Such meets of South and Central ranges of the state have already been conducted.

He said that few more decisions were taken to improve the working of the police up to Thana Level, and  shall be implemented after approval of the government. SHO’s demands include life protection for them and other legal issues etc.

Mardi said,” A Station House Officer SHO a non-gazetted police officer is the cutting edge officer in investigating the cases, and more facilities are required for his better performance in the state.” DGP said that  to improve the policing in the state we have to bridge the gap between the lower and the higher officers, and such officers meets at the range level is required after every three/four months. DGP agreed that there is the shortage of the staff, particularly in the districts of Kullu, kangra and bilaspur and the duty of the police is 24X7, so sometimes there is no rest or holiday for them.  He said, “ Our state is providing 13 months salary to non officer cadre and 15 days special leave in year. The role of Police is very sensitive and difficult in the society. He said that the working conditions for police are tough but still we need to improve our behaviour.

Mardi said that he welcomes the healthy criticism of the police to make it more effective and strong. He also agreed that the crime has increased in the state , but the case solving score too increased in high pace. He referred few cases which were solved within few days like Shahpur blind murder case of 15 march, Shogi double murder case of truck driver and conductor of 2 Febuary, Haripur rape case of minor(accused arrested in four hours) of 25 February, busting of Panchkula gang involved in extortion, busting of ATM cloning gang of Bihar by Sirmuour police , Palampur gang rape case of April ,Kajal blind murder case of Jawali and so on.

Mardi added,”  From January till date,84 proclaimed offenders apprehended in special campaign  including from other states , 1687 persons challaned and 70 lakh rupees recovered as fine in mining act,104 cases registered and properties of rs 13 crore seized  under forest act, rs 4.7  crore collected  in moter vehicle act . He added,” Please don’t reveal your bank details to any unknown person.”


DGP praised Santosh Patial SSP of Kangra saying ,” he is one of the best police  officers the state has, we need such police professionalism in solving the cases.”

About drugs, Mardi said,” we are at the job , and our aim is to finish the drugs trafficking from the state. we are also addressing this menace to the students and the parents ”

Mardi said, “We are soon setting up a cyber cell with laboratory in Shimla under the guidance of Director IIT Himachal. Centre government has already released rs  1.50 crore for it .” He said that there is an improvement in the sector of cyber crime as the public is getting aware of it.

He said that to help the public we have already launched Gudiya, hoshiar and Shakti Apps. Lost/missing report can now  be done through Whatsapp. We have Installed CCTV’s at interstate borders and important inter sections, introduced e- Challaning for traffic police and started self defence training program for school girls in Himachal.