Indore (Naiduniya representative). Though Indore is a peace loving city, but all kinds of crimes happen here. If immediate action is taken on the information, then the biggest incident can be avoided. We have stopped more than fifty riots in the last one and a half years, which were not even allowed to be discussed. Started helpline and caught drug peddlers and sent them to jail.
2003 batch IPS Harinarayanachari Mishra has been SSP, DIG, IG and Police Commissioner in Indore. The government has now made him the Bhopal Police Commissioner. Bhopal Police Commissioner Makarand Deoskar has been sent in his place. Deoskar is a 1997 batch IPS officer and has also been the SP of Eastern Zone.
Mishra, one of the favorite officers of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, established the commissioner system. Strengthened the Intelligence Wing.
According to Mishra, there were several occasions when communal tension and riots took place in the city, but we took prompt action on prior information and easily avoided major incidents. Some anti-social elements of Khajrana wanted to fire at the rally of Hinduists. Police used the intelligence and nabbed the three accused. His strings were connected to Pakistani group and were plotting a big incident.
Even during the Khargone riots, there was a conspiracy to set the city ablaze, but we foiled the plans by monitoring the internet media. According to Mishra, the citizens of the city are civilised. If the police take immediate action on the information given by them, then success is achieved. We made innovations in the department which will continue to be useful in the future. Started narco help line, through which information about drug peddlers started coming in the streets.
Hundreds of suicide incidents were averted through the Sanjeevani helpline. Cyber Helpline is the first helpline of its kind in the country, through which we have returned more than 4 crore amount to customers who were duped by cyber thugs. The deaf and dumb helpline is also the country’s first and unique scheme.
According to Mishra, traffic is a problem as per the city’s estimation, but the solution has to be found by the people themselves. It is a city with a population of 40 lakhs. The roads are the same and the vehicles are increasing.