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Sokkalingam takes charge as Salem Police Commissioner

I will ensure peaceful life for the citizens, says Sokkalingam

K. Sokkalinagam. —Photo: P. Goutham

K. Sokkalinagam. —Photo: P. Goutham

K. Sokkalingam has assumed charge as the city’s Police Commissioner here on Monday. Prior to that, he held various positions including SP, State Human Rights Commission.

Mr. Sokkalingam, belonging to Theni district, after taking over charge told the media here that he would give priority to law and order. “I will ensure a peaceful life for the citizens in the city,” he said and added that he would take steps to regulate the chaotic traffic.

He said that he would form City Vigilance Committees ward-wise with public participation to monitor the crimes and assist the police on duty in respective wards. The committees would comprise of 30 to 40 members with clean background. They would be trained in public-police relationship and also serve as a bridge between the two. The chain snatchers would be dealt severely and a comprehensive plan would be chalked out to deal with the crime.

Public could inform him of any ‘katta panchayats’ and also asked the public to cooperate with him in his endeavours to make the city a peaceful one.

His mobile number is 8056025815. Later, he held a meeting with senior officials and inspectors.

Source: The Hindu

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