THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala has said that the crime rate in Kerala has come down. The number of murder cases has also come down. The allegation of the Opposition that the law and order situation has gone haywire is politically motivated.
"The police have been able to arrest accused in the three recent killings in Kerala. Operation Suraksha is for ensuring people's safety. Kubera operation was initiated to rein in 'blade' mafias. It is continuing now also. We will not allow anyone to take law into their own hands.”
Dismissing Opposition leader VS Achuthanandan's allegations against top police officials, Chennithala said DGP Sen Kumar and ADGP Hemachandran are honest and competent. "Everyone is using social media now. So there is nothing wrong if the officials use Facebook. We can’t prevent them from using it.”
The minister also said that instructions have been given to Traffic officials to go near vehicle users and check their documents if necessary, instead of summoning them to the police jeep or van. "This has been done to avoid inconvenience to travelers including women and children," he said.
Referring to rivalry among police officials, Chennithala said he was against officials badmouthing one another. "I will talk to officials to sort out their problems," said the minister
Regarding solar scam accused Saritha's revelation, he said action would be taken based on UDF's complaint that there was conspiracy behind her revelations.