Kolkata: Though the city has less
policemen as compared to other metros, the crime rate here is
low and very much under control, West Bengal Chief Minister
Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee said here on Tuesday.
"We have only 26,000 policemen in the city which is
much lower in comparison to other metros of the country. But
it is our pride that our police force have been successful in
keeping the crime rate under control," he said.
Bhattacharjee was addressing a programme after
inaugurating the first cyber crime police station in the city
at Lalbazar, the city police headquarters.
"It is not only that we have been able to keep crime
under control but we have been successful in maintaining
communal harmony and law and order in the city," he said.
"We are moving from traditional policing to knowledge
based policing and this will definitely improve the quality of
crime detection in the city," Bhattacharjee said.
Along with the cyber crime police station, the chief
minister also inaugurated a modern control room with all
facilities including AVTMS & DCRMS (Automatic Vehicle Locator
and Distress Call Response Management System), ATCS (Area
Traffic Control System) and CPPSS (Critical Public Place
The technical knowhow and the support system have been
provided by Infosys Technologies Limited.
The founder chairman of Infosys, N R Narayan Murthy,
also spoke on the occasion.