Over 100 PS to get Rs 2 cr each for modernisation
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Last Updated: Monday, July 04, 2011, 20:04
New Delhi: Over 100 police stations in Maoist-hit areas in the country will get Rs two crore each for construction of new buildings, residential complex and to procure arms and communication equipment.

This was decided at the meeting of the Directors General of Police of nine Maoist-affected states here today which was convened by the Home Ministry.

The Centre has also agreed to provide more helicopters to the states to help the state and paramilitary forces and night vision device to police forces fighting the naxals, sources said.

The DGPs of Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Orissa, Bihar, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and others also agreed to work in tandem in their operations against the ultras, particularly along the inter-state borders, to get better results.

The police chiefs also highlighted issues concerning needs of their respective forces and asked for liberal help from the Centre to modernise the state police forces to deal with the emerging threats.

The Home Minister also took stock of the security situation in the Maoists-hit states and reviewed the steps taken to deal with them.

Madhya Pradesh police chief S K Rout said he has requested the Home Ministry to include a few more Naxal- affected districts of the state under the Centrally-sponsored Integrated Action Plan to carry out development projects.


First Published: Monday, July 04, 2011, 20:04

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