4,500 constables inducted by Delhi Police

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 21, 2011 - 17:58

New Delhi: Over 4,500 constables, including
460 women, were on Thursday inducted into Delhi Police which is
shoring up its strength to deal with the challenge posed by
terrorism.

A total of 4,568 constables were inducted today, four
days after a batch of 2,022 joined the force, making it the
largest induction by the Delhi Police.

Addressing the constables after the passing-out parade
here, Delhi Lieutenant Governor Tejinder Khanna emphasised the
need to strengthen human intelligence on ground to combat
terrorism and crime.

"It is essential that we remain vigilant and increase our
human intelligence gathering capabilities, so that any terror
strike can be countered effectively, through pre-emptive
actions," he said.

"Being the capital city, security-law and order is
imperative. We need to set benchmark for rest of the country
and for that people will have to provide vital information to
police," he said.

Echoing the views, Delhi Police Commissioner B K Gupta
said that terrorism is the biggest issue the country is
facing today. "We need to increase our local intelligence
capabilities."

Gupta claimed that the batch has been provided with
`extensive advanced` training.

"The cadets have been given training in unarmed combat,
forensic sciences, computer fundamentals, rescue operations,
counter-terrorism and cyber crime. 25 women cadets will be
send for advanced commando training at the CRPF training
centre Nanded, Maharastra," he said.

Asking cadets to dedicate themselves to their work and use
their power in a righteous way, he urged them to show
compassion for underprivileged, senior citizens and women.

Of the total 6,608 new entrants, 685 will undergo
advanced commando training with CRPF in Neemech in Maharashtra
and BSF in Tekhenpur in Madhya Pradesh. All the constables
being inducted have undergone preliminary commando training.

With this, the total number of personnel in the force
will rise to 83,762.

This is the largest induction in the force. Last year on
August 31, Delhi Police had inducted 5,697 new constables,
including 351 women.

The official said 25 women constables are among the 685
personnel selected for advanced commando training. The women
constables will head to the CRPF training centre in Neemech
while the men contingent will go to Tekhenpur.

For the first time, a senior police official said, the
women constables were given specialised training in unarmed
combat, motorcycle-riding, adventure training and rescue
operations.

He said the constables were given training in .303 rifles,
.38 revolvers, 9 mm pistols, AK-47, SAF and SLR. Modern
techniques for training like Fire Arms Training Simulators
were exhaustively used.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, September 21, 2011 - 17:58

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