Amitesh Kumar, the recently appointed Commissioner of Police, in Pune, has issued a warning to bars & pubs asking them not to stay open past 1:30 am. Kumar vowed to take strong action against anyone engaged in illegal trades, whether directly or indirectly.
In response to numerous complaints from people living in Koregaon Park and Viman Nagar, Kumar announced that all Pune pubs would close at midnight (1:30 am) and that those who do not follow the rules would face harsh consequences.
Kumar also alluded to the impending reorganization of the Pune City Police Department, which will involve the transfer of at least 77 police sub-inspectors and assistant police inspectors and the transfer of police personnel, particularly constables who have served more than five years at a police station.
Speaking specifically about traffic issues, Kumar stated that a meeting has been scheduled at the commissioner’s office to address concerns about traffic violations and that the Pune police is dedicated to stepping up their monitoring and vigilance.
Furthermore, Kumar emphasized that within five years, there will be personnel changes in the same police station or department, particularly inspectors and assistant inspectors. He cautioned police officers against getting involved in land settlement matters and urged them to stay away from them.
In each zone, a meeting with officers will be held to expedite the process of handling complaints against police personnel. Kumar will personally address grievances and concerns during these meetings. The commissioner emphasized that effective policing requires an understanding of the issues that police officers face.
Cyber police stations will have more employees to fight cybercrime, and outsourcing will be taken into consideration to obtain the necessary knowledge. The commissioner emphasized that these steps need time to be implemented effectively; they are not quick fixes.
The commissioner encouraged residents to actively participate in preserving the city’s security and voiced confidence that these actions will greatly improve public safety.