Please bring back Namma Praveen Sood as CP Bengaluru !
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Hon'ble Chief Minister/Home Minister of Karnataka,
Praveen Sood is one of the first Top Police Officials who has made sincere attempts to bring the common public and police closer, with a combination of people friendly initiatives and use of technology. In his various stints in Bengaluru as DCP L&O, ACP Traffic, ADGP Computer Wing and then finally as Commissioner of Police, Praveen Sood has launched several innovative initiatives like Operation Blackberry, Expediting Passport Verification, Namma 100, Suraksha App, Crime & Tracking Networking System, The concept of Tech Policing, Reducing rowdy activity, Taking on the drug peddling gangs, Cleaning up the recruitment system, Reducing the need to visit Police Stations for minor thefts (e-lost app) .. to name a few.
His biggest achievement is probably improving the image of the Police in the minds of the common people and bringing them closer to each other. With emphasis on being more people friendly in approach and practice, and by using the social media tools to share information, seek feedback and speeding up response, Praveen Sood has brought the common public and Police much closer than ever before. Almost 4 million People of Bengaluru now fearlessly use the Twitter, Facebook and Whatsapp contacts of Bengaluru Police to interact with them, seek help and to give feedback to them, on a daily basis. This is something unique that we do not see anywhere else in the country !
Given this background, we feel cheated and disappointed to learn that he has been moved out from his position as Commissioner of Police in just 7 months of his taking over office. We find it difficult to understand the logic behind this "routine" transfer, when he was doing such an unprecedented job. Transferring him will affect not only Bengaluru people's morale but also all the honest and committed officers across the country, who look up to him as a role model.
We fervently request and urge you to reconsider your decision to move him out of his Office and reinstate him as the Commissioner of Police of Béngaluru.
People of Bengaluru
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