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West Bengal Police Give Strict 11-Point Instructions To Senior Officers To Combat Mob Violence – News18

West Bengal Police Give Strict 11-Point Instructions To Senior Officers To Combat Mob Violence – News18


A man claimed to be a local TMC leader seen thrashing a woman openly with sticks. (Image: X/@amitmalviya)

Apart from the Chopra incident where a man and woman were beaten up in the public eye, at least four more such incidents have been reported from different parts of the state.

The number of mob assault cases have been on the rise in West Bengal. Apart from the Chopra incident where a man and woman were beaten up in the public eye, at least four more such incidents have been reported from different parts of the state. Keeping this is mind, the Bengal police has come up with 11-point directions to all SPs, CPs, SRPs, CID, STF and Cyber Cell. All senior officers have been asked to be more vigilant about these incidents and to adhere to the guidelines of the Supreme Court on this.

Sources have told News18 that along with the Supreme Court guidelines, 11-point special instructions have been given to senior officers.

Firstly, it has been stated that mob assault incidents have shown an increasing trend over the past few weeks and, therefore, all officers on the field should be alert and ready for necessary action immediately.

Secondly, officers have been asked to use civic volunteers, village police effectively to collect timely intelligence so that police can act before hand. The directions say more campaign awareness should be spread among common people through every mean and that there should be a campaign around how to prevent mob violence.

Thirdly, the instructions lay focus on local clubs that play an important role in every locality. Sources have said that instructions have been given so that local clubs, too, are utilised to spread awareness about mob violence and to collect intelligence.

The police personnel have also instructed that effective measures must be taken to stop the spread of any rumour everywhere including social media. It has been observed that the police have been posting about several incidents, indicating that they are trying to give information before any narrative is set, said sources from the police department.

Another very important instruction that has been given is monitoring of social media 24/7 so that more effective steps can be taken against the accused and people who are spreading rumours.

Instructions have also been given to take gangsters head on. The set of instructions said that coordination with other neighbouring states, sharing of intelligence with them and getting intelligence from them to prevent dacoity and inter-state crime should be given priority.

The police department have also given orders to closely monitor the trial of gangsters, which will help in conviction and will increase public faith. A strict vigil in check posts has been instructed so that these criminals, rumour mongers, contract killers fail to carry out crimes.

Sources said cases around crime against women have been instructed to be given priority. Prompt action should be taken in terms of FIR registration and arrest should be made soon, said the instructions.

These instructions have been given by the ADG, law and order, and all officers have been asked to strictly comply with these.

While the government has declared compensation in the recent mob assault cases, this aggressive campaign on various fronts will help, said sources in the administration.



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