DGP given freehand to fix law and order situation in Rajasthan, says CM Ashok Gehlot
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said that he has given full freedom to Director General of Police (DGP) to improve the law and order situation in the state and give justice to the victims.
Ashok Gehlot, who was addressing media persons after presenting annual budget 2019, said that everyone, from constable to the DGP, will to be accountable and responsible.
"I have told the DGP to not listen to anyone and not to get pressurised by anyone," Ashok Gehlot said adding, "but police must ensure that if they get a good suggestion from anyone, including elected representatives, they must set aside their ego to provide justice to the victim."
Ashok Gehlot's first six months in power have seen a tremendous rise in crime and cases of rapes of children. Gang rapes have also been making headlines every other day.
The sand mafia in Rajasthan is often blamed for the corruption of the entire government machinery, including the police. Ashok Gehlot on Wednesday said, "Behti Ganga mein imaandaron ne bhi haath do liye."
Ashok Gehlot had appointed Kapil Garg as the DGP removing OP Galhotra whom the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had posted. But law and order took a beating.
After Garg's superannuation, he has brought in Bhupendra Yadav superseding NRK Reddy who has a year left to superannuate and Alok Tripathi who has 16 months to go.
In contrast, Yadav is due to superannuate in just six months and has been out of mainstream policing for long.
Ashok Gehlot holds the portfolio of the home department also and has recently ordered that even SP office could register an FIR after police refuses to register it for three days.