Rajnath Singh asks the Delhi police to be polite to complainers

New Delhi: Union home minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday asked the Delhi police to treat complainants in a friendlier manner.

"If someone comes to the police station to lodge a complaint, can’t we talk to them politely? If a complainant is waiting for hours, can’t we ask them if they want water?” Singh asked.

Singh's comments came while addressing the gathering on the occasion of the flagging off 300 modified motorcycles, Raftaar of Delhi Police, to tackle street crimes and make the city safer for women. “I will ask the commissioner to arrange for tea stalls for complainants at police stations. The home ministry will fund it," he added.

Speaking on enhancing the strength of the police, Singh said the home ministry is considering filling up 12,000 posts, of which approval has been given for 4,000 posts.

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