Mysore, June 13 (KK&SH)- The city got its first Police Rest House, built at a cost of Rs. 4 lakh, with Police Commissioner Sunil Agarwal inaugurating the facility at Lakshmipuram Police Station here this morning.

The facility, with a library and toilet, meant for the use of Policemen of all ranks on duty, has an area of nearly 300 sq.ft. It is built under a Statewide project to provide Rest House facilities to personnel of Police Department attached to all Police Stations.

Speaking after inaugurating the facility, the Police Commissioner called upon the personnel of the department to ensure smooth flow of vehicular traffic across and into the city as Mysore was growing rapidly as the second biggest city in Karnataka after Bangalore.

The Rest House will have a small library with books on various Acts related to Police Department as well as books and periodicals, he disclosed.

He advised the Station in-charge of the respective Police Stations to take full responsibility of maintaining the new facility. The Police Housing Corporation of the State has plans of constructing Rest Houses attached to every Police Station all over the State, he said.

DCP Basavaraj Malagatti, ACPs Shankaregowda (Traffic) and Vishnuvardhan, Personnel of all Police Stations in Krishnaraja Traffic Division were present.

'Action on Devaraja Inspector if found guilty'

Asked about media reports on charges faced by Devaraja Police Inspector B.M. Ramachandra, the Police Commissioner told SOM that the Police officer was on bail at present. Lokayukta report on the episode reported in the media is still awaited. If the charge on the officer is valid prima facie according to the Lokayukta report, he would be placed under suspension and later a Police Departmental enquiry would be instituted, he added. If the charges are established, action will be taken on the officer according to law, he added.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore