Govt is committed to modernise police force: Jayant Patil
Last Updated: Friday, August 21, 2009, 23:44
Amravati: Maharashtra Government is committed to modernise the state police to avoid recurrence of incidents like 26/11 and for this it has decided to provide all necessary facilities to the police, state Home Minister Jayant Patil said here on Friday.

The government has taken steps to modernise police so that they do not lag behind their counterparts in other parts of the world, Patil said during a function.

"In view of this, we are studying the policies and techniques of all the top police forces in the world and have started providing modern facilities to our cops," he said.

"It is our duty to provide all the facilities to the men who work for maintaining law and order and hence, the government has started a housing scheme for the policemen which will be equipped with schools and other facilities," the Home minister said.

"The government has started to provide modern sea-training to 500 cops so that terrorists do not enter our territories by any way and if incidents like 26/11 repeats, these personnel will be the first to reach the spot," Patil said.

"We have made ready 230-280 force-I jawans through a modified training, who will reach in any corner of the state whenever problems would arise," he added.

Patil said that the Government has decided to provide all modern weapons, which have been developed around the world in last few years, to police to make it the best in the world.

"We are trying to study the main strategy of America and England for preventing recurrence of terrorist attacks and trying to develop those strategies," he asserted.

The minister conceded that the Government has availed Rs 2,000 crore for expediting the incomplete power projects as the state is facing power shortage.

Maharashtra will be load-shedding free by 2010-11, he said.

Bureau Report

First Published: Friday, August 21, 2009, 23:44

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