Message from Surajit Kar Purakayastha, IPS

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We have passed another eventful year 2016 with no major problem.

However, there have been new challenges in the society with the advent of technology and West Bengal Police is also introducing certain initiatives to serve better in the coming days. We appreciate the people for retaining good image of the state by keeping peace, patience and perseverance like earlier. Spread of education, economic advancement in every nook and corner of the state has developed a healthy atmosphere which is already evident in many vulnerable areas including Jungle Mahal & Hills.

This issue of West Bengal Protector has mainly focused on Criminal Investigation Department (CID) for its rich history and remarkable achievement in the eld of detection of crime. There are articles on different facets of CID which denotes the evolution of CID as well as its modus operandi. The success stories of CID are many. However, we have been able to accommodate only a few in this issue. Attributes on the performance of CID like functioning and achievement of Cyber Cell, rescue of trafcked women from other states, surveillance on illegal poppy cultivation by Narcotic Cell, functioning of Finger Print Bureau, functioning of Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad and many more are also highlighted.

Measures have been taken to prevent loss of human lives in road accidents by implementing “Safe Drive Save Life” campaign initiated by Hon’ble Chief Minister through various forums. An article has elucidated the steps taken by us. Positive steps are being taken to prevent crime against women by proactive actions and generating awareness amongst people by undertaking various programmes. One such project of South 24 Parganas district styled “SWAYANGSIDDHA” has become popular. Similar programmes are being undertaken by other districts. This issue has included an account of such awareness campaign. There is a Special Focus on the elaborate police arrangement by West Bengal Police during Gangasagar Mela. An article on commendable achievement of Rudraprasad Halder, an ASI of West Bengal Police in climbing the highest peak Mt. Everest few months back is also featured in this issue. Besides, there are regular sections as well.

West Bengal Police is ever vigilant in protecting lives and properties of the people and committed to serve them better. Your wise suggestions will be benecial for us.

Surajit Kar Purakayastha, IPS

Director General & Inspector General of Police