Police departments of southern states should hold meetings frequently to stay updated, says Deputy CM.
Bengaluru: Deputy Chief Minister Dr G. Parameshwar expressed the need for modulation and adoption of new technologies in the police department to curb crimes and bring guilty to book.
Speaking at a meeting of DGs and IGs of Southern States here at a private hotel on Friday, he said that police departments of southern states should hold meetings frequently to discuss various aspects to improve the system and keep oneself updated on the happenings in southern states.
He appreciated the Karnataka police for taking the initiative.
He advised police officials to keep themselves updated with the technology, which has been advancing in leaps and bounds.
"With the advancement of technology and easy availability of the internet, the rate of crimes committed on the virtual world has increased. The cyber crime police should be a step ahead of offenders," he said.
He advised the police to make use of new technologies on field as well.
DGs of Karnataka, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh along with IGPs attended the meeting.
Welcomes SC's Sabarimala verdict
Welcoming the Supreme Court verdict lifting the age-old ban on women's entry into the Sabarimala temple in Kerala, Dr Parameshwar said that the verdict is monumental and a step ahead in women empowerment.Women have opportunities in all fields and the court lifting the ban and allowing them to enter the temple, which restricted their entry, is a good sign, he said. The entry of girls and women in the 10-50 year age group was restricted at the temple as its presiding deity, Lord Ayyappa, is considered a celibate.