Govt sanctions Rs 5 crore for Suvarna Police Bhavan

 The police cannot take any chances in matters of public security in view of the recent rape of a physiotherapist in New Delhi, Home Minister R Ashoka has said.

in unison: Police at a parade to mark the 150th anniversary of Indian Police at the KSRP  Parade Grounds in Bangalore on Friday. DH Photo

Addressing a gathering at the 150th anniversary of Indian Police at the Karnataka State Reserve Police grounds here on Friday, Ashoka said the horrifying incident reminds the police that security agencies cannot afford to rest and have to maintain vigil at all times.

He congratulated the Karnataka police for its recent success in breaking the suspected-terror module in the State and also for being tactful enough in convincing farmers to maintain peace during the Cauvery issue.

Around 12 police contingents from various divisions of the Karnataka State police took part in the march past along with the police band.

The Rapid Action Force of the Central Reserve Police Force displayed various formations, equipment and procedure followed by its team during a mock display of riot control.

This was followed by a weapon exhibition by the Garud Commandos from the Internal Security Division, who performed dangerous stunts, including firing their own partner with paint balls and, demonstrated anti-hijacking operation.

While laying the foundation stone for ‘Suvarna Police Bhavan’ meant for both public and private functions of police personnel, Ashoka   sanctioned Rs five crore for the project.

Ashit Mohan Prasad, Additional Director General Police (Crime and Technical Service) announced that every serving police officer would be given a commemoration coin to mark the occasion.

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