Police have important, sensitive role in society, says IGP

Police have important, sensitive role in society, says IGP
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Srinagar, Dec 6: Asserting that police has a very important and sensitive role in the society, Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kashmir S P Pani said it (police) needs to go further in a manner it can address the needs of the society in a better and civilized manner.
“Police has a very important and sensitive role to play in the society. I’m very proud to say that policemen at very difficult situations have done outstanding job,” Pani said.
The IGP said this while addressing the inaugural function of an orientation programme on Juvenile Justice for J&K Police officials here on Thursday.
“But we need to go further in a manner we can address the needs of the society in a better and civilized manner,” he said, adding it (issues) are not going to be addressed without that approach.
Pani also emphasized on the need to understand and sensitize the society regarding the rights of children. “Juvenile Justice Act is a progressive law and police being a custodian of law has a strong role to play,” he said.
Explaining the constructs of Juvenile Justice Law, the IGP Kashmir emphasized on the participants to understand the legislations of the act and explore the skills in young officers for implementation of this law at the ground level.
Pani appreciated the functioning of Juvenile Justice boards and expressed hope that it will bring new reforms in a manner in which justice is dispensed to juveniles.

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