Missing persons bureau in every commissionerate

To enable coordination of information on missing persons, West Bengal Police has decided to set up a Missing Persons Bureau in every commissionerate. As a part of the efforts towards coordination of information, the state police is also setting up a database of missing persons.

For a start, 30 police officers have been selected for manning the bureaus in five commissionerates. Gradually, bureaus would be set up in all the eight commissionerates. Two commissionerates were created recently, in Haldia and in Kharagpur.

Till now, the Missing Persons Bureau of CID was the sole agency responsible. To reduce pressure on it, the government has decided to set up a bureau in each commissionerate, each of which is responsible for a group of, mostly urban, police station areas.

Many times it happens that a person returns home, but the information does not reach the police. Sometimes the family does not inform the police; and then too, it is difficult for the single bureau under the CID to deal with missing persons’ information from across the state. Hence, to spread the responsibility, in order to have up-to-date information, West Bengal Police has taken this decision, which is indeed commendable.

Source: Ei Samay


মিসিং পার্সনস ব্যুরো প্রত্যেক কমিশনারেটেই

এ বার রাজ্যের প্রতিটি পুলিশ কমিশনারেটে আলাদা করে মিসিং পার্সন ব্যুরো গঠনের সিদ্ধান্ত নিয়েছে রাজ্য পুলিশ৷ আপাতত পাঁচটি কমিশনারেটের জন্য মোট ৩০ জন পুলিশকর্মীও এ জন্য বরাদ্দ করা হয়েছে৷

এত দিন পর্যন্ত রাজ্য পুলিশের তরফে সারা রাজ্যের জন্য এই বিষয়টি দেখাশোনা করত সিআইডি-র মিসিং পার্সন স্কোয়াড৷ রাজ্য পুলিশ সূত্রের খবর, ভবানী ভবনের উপর থেকে চাপ কমানোর জন্যই এ বার নিখোঁজদের খোঁজ করবে সংশ্লিষ্ট এলাকার কমিশনারেটগুলিই৷

পুলিশ সূত্রের খবর, প্রথমে বাড়ির লোকেদের কাছ থেকে নিখোঁজ ব্যক্তির ছবি এবং বিস্তারিত বর্ণনা নেওয়া হয়৷ তার পর তা পাঠিয়ে দেওয়া হয় আশেপাশের থানা এবং রেলপুলিশের কাছে৷ অনেক ক্ষেত্রে দূরদর্শনে বা সংবাদপত্রে বিজ্ঞাপনও দেওয়া হয়৷ বেশির ভাগ ক্ষেত্রে এই পদ্ধতিতে সাফল্যও মেলে৷ তবে রাজ্য পুলিশ এখন থেকে নিখোঁজ ব্যক্তিদের একটি ডেটা-বেস তৈরি করতে চাইছে যাতে পরবর্তীতে তা কাজে লাগে৷

There is need for communicative policing: WB CM

WB CM Ms Mamata Banerjee today gave away service awards at the 12th Investiture Ceremony of West Bengal Police, held at Nazrul Mancha. She appreciated the hard work that is done by the police in ensuring peace and stressed on the importance of ‘communicative policing’.

Hooghly has been honoured with Best District in the state for performance of the State Police.

“Those who perform well must be rewarded. Police takes care of the law and order. We must take care of their well-being. We have started Pratyasha scheme, started housing scheme for police force. Constables who serve for 15 years can now be transferred to their home districts,” she said.

The State Government has created 57 new police stations, 20 new women’s police stations, 14 postal police stations and 5 cyber police stations and almost 400 new sub inspectors. About 40,000 constables and 1.3 lakh civic police  have been recruited.

West Bengal Police has also been involved in organising sports events for the youth in Jangalmahal, Darjeeling and Sunderbans.

The Chief Minister urged the police to use less force in solving any crisis. “In today’s world, policing has to be done with common sense more than lathis and gas,” she said.

She also had a word of caution to the state police when she said, “Some people are trying to incite riots. Police’s work has become even more crucial.”

She assured the policemen for full co-operation from her government and urged them to carry the good work. “Police work round the clock, everyday of the year. This is exemplary. Without their support, it is not possible for servicemen to work. Some people only criticize. They do not see the humane side of the police,” she added.