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Industrial violence a headache for Orissa Police

Saddled with the problem of left wing extremism (LWE), Orissa police is now facing a tough time in maintaing law and order following displacement of people at the upcoming industrial hubs and campus unrest.



Bhubaneswar: Saddled with the problem of
left wing extremism (LWE), Orissa police is now facing a tough
time in maintaing law and order following displacement of
people at the upcoming industrial hubs and campus unrest.

The police is facing difficulty in dealing with the
situation at Kalinga Nagar steel hub, the proposed plant site
of South Korean steel major POSCO and Vedanta`s alumina
refinery and smelter locations at Kalahandi and Jharsuguda,
the 54th senior police officers conference being held at
Cuttack felt.
The problem areas were identified on the second day of
the conference today.

The state government had decided to pursue a peaceful
industrialisation policy but the dispalced people at all the
locations were taking law into their own hads, the meeting
said.

The situation has been compounded for the state police,
who have to deal with the situation arising out of
displacement due to industrialisation in addition to their
routine work as the state government is yet to raise its own
industrial security force, it said.
The state police was under-staffed as out of the 45,000
personnel about 15000 are engaged in anti-Maoist operation and
the rest serve over four crore people of the state, former
Director General of Police A B Tripathy said.

"We have been upgrading police strength and their
training," said DGP Manmohan Praharaj.

PTI

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