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Jharkhand police ready to provide security to night trains: DGP

The Jharkhand police is ready to provide security to night trains which have remained suspended since the Jnaneswari rail disaster.



Jamshedpur: The Jharkhand police is ready
to provide security to night trains which have remained
suspended since the Jnaneswari rail disaster.

"We are ready to provide security to restore the
running of passenger trains," Director General of Police Gouri
Shankar Rath said here today after his attention was drawn to
the suspension for about ten months of passenger trains on the
Kharagpur-Tata-Rourkela section of the South Eastern Railway.
He pointed out that the incident had taken place near
Jhargram in neighbouring West Bengal on May 28.

Movement of night trains in Maoist-affected areas
would resume whenever the central government or the Railway
ministry gave the nod, Rath, who was here for the first time
after taking over the charge of DGP on March 1, told a
press conference.

About increasing incidents of organised crime
including cyber crime, Rath said criminals were now using the
internet and mobile phones to commit crime.

Keeping these factors in mind, he said, "we have taken
steps to modernise our police force."

Attributing the shortage in the officer rank for
improper community policing, he said it was being strengthened
with the existing force which has a strength of about 70,000
at the constable level.

He said the union government has started allotting IPS
officers to the state which would further rise in the next
three to four years.
He said that he was visiting each district to ensure
that the police had a people-friendly image, professionalism
and probity.

PTI

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