Hooda seeks package for state police force

Holding that Gurgaon, Faridabad and Sonipat districts adjoining the Capital need the same level of policing as Delhi, Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Wednesday sought a special package for his state’s police force from the Centre.

He made this demand in his speech at the conference of chief ministers on internal security held here.

Gurgaon, Faridabad and Sonepat districts had witnessed rapid economic growth and attracted huge investments from within the country and abroad, he said, adding these cities needed the same level of policing as Delhi.

“At present, police population ratio of these cities is less than 50 per cent of Delhi. Haryana is a buffer for safety and security of Delhi and as such Haryana police have to remain active to tackle the problems connected with the national capital territory, Delhi,” he said.

The Haryana CM requested Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to sanction a special financial package to meet the ever increasing challenges of the national capital region districts.

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