Police should not lose trust of people: Siddaramaiah

Bengaluru: Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday exhorted Criminal Investigation Department (CID) officers to ensure quality and transparency in the investigation of cases assigned to them.

Addressing the CID officers after inaugurating two buildings constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 9.50 crore at Carlton House, the headquarters of CID in Bengaluru, the chief minister said the investigation taken up by the CID would be different from the investigation taken up at the police station level. “With the development of information and technology, the mode of crime has also changed. With this, the number of cybercrimes has been increased. Experienced CID officers are needed to investigate such crime cases. The police department will lose the trust of people if criminals are not punished. So, the CID officers have to work hard and ensure quality in their investigations,’’ the chief minister said.

He said the new buildings were constructed since the number of cases assigned to the CID has been increased. “As of now, there are 700 police in the Criminal Investigation Department. I want the CID officers to be sincere while investigating the cases. The state government assigns only serious and important cases to the CID. The government will not assign cases to the CID for political gain. The CID has specially trained police officers. To nab the culprits in serious cases, the government assign investigation of such cases to the CID,’’ he said.

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