Slew of plans to add muscles to police: Ashok

213 PSIs pass out gruelling training from KPA; 5 from Puducherry

The State Government has decided to add 16 new police stations in the coming years, followed by eight exclusive training centres for police constables. That apart, the government is mulling over recruiting 4012 police constables and a decision in this regard will be taken soon, said Home Minister R Ashok.

He was speaking at the 35th passing out parade of 213 probationary police sub-inspectors including 39 women and five from Puducherry, at Karnataka Police Academy (KPA) here on Friday.

The training centres for police constables will be a reality with an aid of Rs 150 crore from the centre. All necessary measures will be taken to create required facilities at the centre.
Stating that increasing naxalism needs to be handled with equal gutso, the minister said the additional police stations will be a step in this direction to curb the growth of outlaw, he said.

The Anti Naxal Force (ANF) has succeeded in tackling naxalism and the recent anti-naxal operations are examples. Besides, the government is readily open for talks with those naxals who wish to join the mainstream. The government has attractive package on offer for reformed naxals, he said.

Of total 31 new buildings sanctioned for the police, work on 27 buildings are being taken up. It includes office for newly commissioned police commissioner in Mangalore, said Ashok.

The minister reiterated that Karnataka State Industrial Security Force (KSISF) is being constituted on lines of central industrial security force (CISF). Earlier as and when the situation warranted, the State had to seek the services of central forces.

With our own force, it will help keep tab on vital installations like reservoirs, dams, prominent industries among others. Five coastal police stations have been opened and five motor boats for patrolling 320 km of costal line have been already given to the respective force.

The minister was also happy to note that educated class are embracing policing and it is evident with the growing tribe of learned people joining the service.   DGP (training) Sushanth Mahapatra said police now have to deliver amid tight rope walking and it is up to them to face the challenge.

KPA director Amar Kumar Pandey reminded the minister of the pending proposal regarding the recruitment of additional staff.

Trophy winners

D R Manjunath from Honnali in Davangere was the cynosure of all eyes for walking away with not one but two trophies- DG and IG cup for outdoor best, best in both rifle and revolver shooting. 

He was closely followed by Yogananjanappa N H emerging all round best probationer winning Chief Minister’s trophy. Netravathi B Patil  from Belgaum was awarded home minister trophy as best woman probationer and Sunil Kumar H S from Shimoga awarded home minister cup for best indoor probationer.

R Venkateshan from Puducherry was declared all round best probationer.

Purushothaman, superintendent of Police Training School, Puducherry, KPA deputy director Puttamadappa, assistant director K R Venkatesh and others were present.

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