J&K govt disengages 141 SPOs in Udhampur

The Jammu and Kashmir government has dis-engaged more than 100 Special Police Officers (SPOs) in Udhampur district of the state.

Complied with SC direction on SPOs: Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman
Singh Friday said there are no Special Police Officers (SPOs) in his state now as they have been absorbed as `special auxiliary force` to combat the Left wing extremists.

Chhattisgarh govt disbands SPOs

The Chhattisgarh govt informed the Supreme Court that it has disbanded and disarmed the tribals who were deployed as SPOs.

Orissa for giving permanent jobs to SPOs

Special police officers appointed in Orissa would be recruited as police constables after completing three years of service, for which amendments in recruitment rules would be made, Chief Secretary BK Patnaik said on Wednesday.

Two SPOs go missing in Kashmir

Two special police officers (SPOs)
have gone missing along with their service rifles from south
Kashmir`s Kulgam district, police said on Tuesday.

Centre asks Orissa if it is bringing ordinance on SPOs

Chidambaram said the Centre would soon take a decision on
whether to go for a review of the Supreme Court judgement on
the disbanding of Salwa Judum.

C’garh to induct SPOs in Armed Police Force

Chief Minister Raman Singh has said the Cabinet has approved the ``Chhattisgarh Auxiliary Armed Police Force Ordinance 2011``, and added that the report has been sent to the Governor for his assent.

Chhattisgarh SPOs to be made cops

Special police officers (SPOs) in Chhattisgarh are relieved by the state`s decision to allow them to join the regular police force.

Maoist posters warn against posting SPOs

The ultras have also warned the local people against
giving shelters to these policemen.

`Disarming SPOs may have temporary setback`

Chhattisgarh police will be soon
disarming Special Police Officers in the state as per the
Supreme Court directions which has termed involvement of
tribals in anti-Naxal operations as "unconstitutional".

No plan to arm SPOs in Bihar, says DGP

There is no plan to arm Special
Police Officers (SPO) in Bihar as was done in Maoist-hit
Chhattisgarh, Director General of Police Neelmani said on Wednesday.

SC verdict on SPOs setback to security: BJP

The BJP on Wednesday termed as a "setback to
national security" the Supreme Court judgement on Naxalism,
that restrained the Chhattisgarh government and the Centre
from appointing and arming tribals as Special Police Officers.

SC dismay over role of Centre on SPOs

The Supreme Court expressed its dismay over the role of the Centre in supporting and funding the armed SPOs in Chhattisgarh govt`s effort to counter Naxals saying it has failed to explain the concept of the anti-vigilante group.

Engaging SPOs to counter Naxals is like outsourcing duty: SC

The deployment of armed tribals SPOs to counter naxals was like
outsourcing the constitutional duty of the state, the Supreme
Court today said and disapproved of the policy virtually aimed
at dividing the society.

Chhattisgarh to add 3,000 SPOs in war on Maoists

Chhattisgarh, one of India`s worst insurgency-hit states, will recruit 3,000 more SPOs in violence-hit Bastar region to step up the fight against guerrillas who are dominating the forces for the past three years.

Pelters-turned-SPOs to deal with stone throwers

In a new strategy to combat stone
pelting menace, the Jammu and Kashmir police are wooing the
separatist-backed misguided youth and even made some of them
Special Police Officers to take on their former partners in
crime.