New Delhi: Rajasthan is creating a separate
cadre of policemen to strengthen its intelligence gathering
mechanism to deal with civil disturbances in the state, Chief
Minister Ashok Gehlot said on Saturday.
Addressing the 15th meeting of National Integration
Council here, Gehlot said his government is making all efforts
to modernise and empower its police force.
"A separate cadre is being created to strengthen the
intelligence wing to ensure proper and timely intelligence
gathering... Recently police commissionerates have been
established in Jaipur and Jodhpur," he said.
A decision has also been taken to have a minimum of 45
and 60 police personnel in rural and urban police stations
respectively, he said.
On recruitment plans of Rajasthan Police, he said, "The
state shall be recruiting around 12,000 police personnel in
next three years to implement this decision."
To handle civil disturbances, Gehlot said political and
administrative efforts are made at the very beginning to
resolve such issues.
On the Communal Violence Bill, the Chief Minister said a
new law is essential to effectively deal with incidents of
communal violence in the country.
"It is essential to have a new law in addition to the
existing law on communal violence in order to combat it
effectively," Gehlot said.
I personally feel that the bill, which is under
consideration of the central government, shall prove effective
in dealing with this problem, he said.