CM directed for people-friendly policing: DGP RP Sharma


Bhubaneswar: Newly appointed Odisha DGP Rajendra Prasad Sharma today called on Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at the state secretariat here and discussed regarding the improvement of law and order situation in the state.

After meeting the CM, DGP Rajendra Prasad Sharma vowed to take tough stance against organised crime in State and said that he will instruct all SPs to bring people-friendly policing in their respective districts and work in a fair and transparent way as per CM’s direction.

“Chief Minister has directed me to bring a people-friendly policing and work impartially in a transparent manner,” Sharma told media after meeting Naveen.

As the online game Blue-Whale has become a major cause of concern for the State, the new DGP assured to look into the issue.

“Commissionerate Police and even the police headquarters have already issued an alert to all police stations in the state. It is a major concern for police. We will soon review how many kids in the State have become victim of the deadly game,” he said.

Sharma, a 1986-batch IPS officer, was appointed as the police chief on Wednesday. He took over from the incumbent KB Singh on Thursday at police headquarters in Cuttack.

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