Kolkata: The police in Kolkata have identified the areas in the city inhabited by Kashmiris and are arranging due protection for them in the aftermath of Pulwama terror attack on CRPF jawans.
“All the Kashmiris are safe here. I have just had a review with my officers. We have identified the pockets where these people are staying. We have spoken to them, interacted with them and have given them due protection,” Anuj Sharma, who took over as the new Kolkata Police commissioner today, said this evening.
Sharma maintained that Kolkata is one of the safest cities in India and that the police we will continue to work hard to retain this fame.
The assertion by the police commissioner comes at a time when Kashmiri students and traders were being subjected to mob attacks by politically-motivated Hindu jingoists in different parts of the country.
In Kolkata too, a Kashmiri origin doctor was given threats by some section and he had decided to leave the city.
But the police intervened promptly and posted security at his residence that re-instilled confidence in him to stay back.
The new police commissioner, who has replaced Rajeev Kumar, said that people-friendly policing will be his focus.
“Serving the people will continue to be our focus. We have been doing a good job as regards community policing and traffic management. We will fine tune this further,” Sharma said.