Kolkata: Describing Kolkata as the safest city in the world, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today showered praises on the city’s police force for doing the best in the country.
“Kolkata is the safest city in the world. Kolkata Police is doing a great job. In India, it (Kolkata Police) is doing the best job,” Ms Banerjee said at a cultural programme organised by the Kolkata Police at Netaji Indoor stadium here this evening. She said compared to the city’s huge population Kolkata Police personnel were less in number and people should come forward to help it to curb crime.
“Police cannot do everything single handedly. They need the co-operation of the citizens also,” Ms Banerjee said. With cyber crime going up, Ms Banerjee said students too should come forward to draw attention of the police towards any such activities.
Ms Banerjee in the evening inaugurated Kolkata Police Law Institute, which will commence a special three-year LLB course from the 2016-17 academic session.
Located on Diamond Harbour Road, this institute which has been granted affiliation by Calcutta University will offer the LLB course approved for serving officers of Kolkata Police and West Bengal Police.