Kolkata Police performing their duty diligently: WB CM

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday lauded the Kolkata Police for their “good performance” saying the force was carrying out their duties quite diligently.

Mamata Banerjee, also the Police Minister, was speaking at the Investiture Ceremony of the Kolkata Police held at the Netaji Indoor Stadium this evening.

She said earlier the forces’ job was limited to arresting, which nowadays has expanded beyond many things starting from managing crowds during the Durga Pujas to being present at sporting events and entertainment programmes, besides looking after regular law and order of the city.

“With changing time and lifestyle, crime has also changed its character adding to the duties of the police personnel. They are doing a very good job and we must give them their proper recognition,” she said.

WB CM inaugurated the new Santiniketan Police Station in Birbhum district at the programme and said in the last four years of her government in the state, 91 new police stations have been set up out of which 21 came up in the Kolkata Police limits.

“We have set up 30 women police stations and ten more have been sanctioned today… So there will be 40 women police stations. We have set up eight coastal police stations and five police stations for cyber crime. We have also set up 88 fast track courts, including 45 courts for women and 19 human rights court,” the Chief Minister said.