‘Mumbai blasts underline need for police reforms’
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Last Updated: Thursday, July 14, 2011, 21:55
Hyderabad: Condemning the serial Mumbai blasts, Lok Satta Party said on Thursday that the serial blasts in the city have once again underlined the need for promoting community policing and expediting long-delayed police reforms.

Condoling the death of 18 people in the blasts, Lok Satta Party working president DVVS Varma, in a statement, said that extremists have been wreaking havoc with impunity by taking advantage of the nexus between mafias on one hand and politicians and police on the other.

Varma demanded an immediate end to politicians' interference in the day-to-day police functioning so that they could discharge their duties fearlessly.

Encouragement of community policing through constitution of neighbourhood watch groups would enable the police to function much more effectively. Both steps are necessary to strengthen preventive intelligence mechanism of our security agencies, he added.

Varma said the government should extend compensation to victims' families promptly.


First Published: Thursday, July 14, 2011, 21:55

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