Over 25,000 SPO`s working in state: J&K Govt

Jammu and Kashmir Government said that over 25,000 SPO`s were working in the state while nearly 1,900 of them have been regularised as constables/followers.

SPOs are not used in anti-naxal operation in Odisha: Govt

Odisha government made it clear that Special Police Officers appointed by it are not being used in anti-Naxal operational duties.

2 SPOs arrested for selling cartridges in Doda

Two Special Police Officers were among four people arrested for selling cartridges and electric wire in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir.

No plan to arm SPOs in Bihar: DGP

Though the Special Police Officers (SPOs) in Bihar are proving fruitful in operations against organised gangs and banned ultra-left outfits, there is no plan to arm them, Director General of Police Neelmani said on Saturday.

SC observation on SPOs not applicable to J&K: Omar

J & K CM Omar Abdullah said the Supreme Court observation on special police
officers (SPOs) in naxal-hit areas cannot be applicable to Jammu and Kashmir as the SPOs in the state were part of the regular police force.

‘Arming tribals to counter Naxals unconstitutional’

The SC has termed the appointment of tribals as Special Police Officers (SPOs) and arming them by Chhattisgarh government as unconstitutional.

Chhattisgarh to bolster anti-Maoist forces

Battling rising Maoist militancy, the Chhattisgarh government has decided to add another 2,400 special police officers (SPOs) to be drawn from local youths to combat the guerrillas, an official said on Monday.

150 compassionate appointments under process: J&K Govt

Jammu and Kashmir Government said that 150 cases of compassionate appointment for the next of kin of Special Police Officers (SPOs) and Village Defence
Committee (VDC) members, killed while combating militancy.