TN police will receive training to instill respectful behavior in people: Stalin

Chennai, May 9 (IANS): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin said the state government would provide comprehensive training to its police to inculcate in public-friendly behavior. He was addressing the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly after filing a police memo from the Department of Home Affairs, Prohibition and Excise on Monday. He said this comprehensive training was designed in association with the Anna Administrative Staff College, Chennai.

Stalin said his government is firm in ensuring the state police behave with human contact with the public. The Chief Minister’s statement comes after allegations of two deaths in custody on April 19 and 26 in Chennai and Tiruvannamalai.

The Chief Minister said the police had been frontline warriors and had done their best to protect the public in the time of Covid-19, adding that the state government had taken effective measures to ensure that the police department treats commoners as friends and treats them with respect and courtesy.

During the House discussions, Stalin said that the contribution of the police in establishing effective governance was essential to the rapid industrial growth, economic development and overall prosperity of Tamil Nadu.

He added that since his government came to power in May 2021, there have been no major law and order issues in the state or any instances of communal, caste or religious unrest, indicating that the police were effective in maintaining order.

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