Nightlife extension will stretch our day: police

Even as Chief Minister Siddaramaiah reportedly considers a proposal to extend the 11.30 p.m. deadline for closing of bars and restaurants, the city police are dreading the prospect of their personnel being further stretched.

“The existing police force of 14,000 is already overworked and extending the closing time means more work for the police to maintain law and order,” claimed a senior police officer here.

For a population of one crore, there are only 11,000 police personnel to maintain law and order. Besides, there are about 3,000 traffic policemen. “This is the lowest strength compared to other metro cities,” said the officer.

Full report here Hindu


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