Move to set up marine academy in Otthinene: DGP

Director General of Police Lalrokhuma Pachau said a proposal for marine academy to be set up in Otthinene area of Byndoor is sent to the central government.  

Speaking to media persons on his maiden visit to the district after assuming power, the DGP said the proposed academy will come up in 100 acres of land. Elaborate measures are taken to maintain strong coastal security force to safeguard the entire coastal belt of the state.

There are already five stations of coastal security police stations in the state. Another four stations have been sanctioned in Hejmadi, Gangolli, Bellikere in Karwar and Honnavar. Proposals for another 4 coastal security police stations are sent to the government for approval, he added.

Measures are taken to augment these four stations with sophisticated facilities. He said as many as 220 personnel have been appointed in these stations. The DGP said that the jetties are built at Malpe and Tadadi separately for coastal security police. A proposal for additional seven jetties has been sent to the government.

Pachau said coastal security police headquarters will be built adjacent to the Malpe coastal security police station at the cost of Rs 4.5 crores and the proposal for the same is sent to the government. A group of 25 police personnel has been formed in already existing five coastal security police stations and they have been trained in scuba diving in Nethrani of Uttara Kannada district, he added.

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