The Public police NGO has recently launched its Kolkata chapter to establish a trustworthy and reliable connection between society and law enforcement agencies. This will ensure the creation of public awareness and also establish a strong relationship with the community in West Bengal.
Public police has been incorporated as a registered trust (NGO) at Delhi with the vision of its Chairman, Hon’ble justice K.G. Balakrishnan, former chief justice of India and ex-chairman of National Human Rights Commission. The organisation is enriched with the guidance of important persons like former high court judges, former senior IAS officers, former law secretaries and other distinguished members from different fields.
The police are entrusted with the duty of maintaining peace and harmony and protecting the lives of the people in a society. The NGOP inclines to re-establish a bond between public and police and effectively work together in diminishing crime in alliance with care and tenderness for a better tomorrow. The NGO wishes to identify police as a friend who is capable of handling situations with compassion and care. Hence, the organisation will act as a bridge between public and police to fight against crime. By doing so it would decrease crime and violence from the society. Furthermore, the NGO aims to help people by registering complaints and addressing them with the help of police and government authorities, to promote the legal rights of citizens and to honour the law of enforcement agencies and members from the public for their outstanding service to the society.
Addressing the launch, Dr. H.P. Kanoria, President of the West Bengal chapter, said, “A healthy relationship is required between police and public and the public should find police as a friend. Let us work together for serving the people and for harmony and peace. We need to generate awareness and familiarize several laws, rules and regulations. We intend to organise conferences, camps, events and meet people at large.”
Commenting more on the occasion, Hon’ble justice K.G. Balakrishnan, former Chief Justice of India and ex-Chairman, National Human Rights Commission has expressed pleasure to launch the West Bengal chapter under the dynamic leadership of Dr. Kanoria. He extends his good wishes for doing great humanitarian work - especially for women empowerment and for upliftment of the underprivileged. Several eminent personalities have agreed to join the advisory committee of the Public Police including Malay Kumar De, IAS (retd.) and former Chief Secretary, West Bengal, Sitharam Sharma, Chairman of West Bengal Federation of United Nations and Honorary Consul of Belarus and C.S Sasmal, IAS (retd.).
Dr. Rahul Verma, Secretary General of the state chapter emphasised on the need for this NGO which will become a trustworthy and reliable communication link between the society and law enforcing agencies.