State to set up 13 more police stations soon

Dr V S Acharya opens Malpe unit of Home Guards

State to set up 13 more police stations soon

Speaking after inaugurating Malpe unit of Home Guards and legal awareness programme organised jointly by the District Legal Services Authority, Bar Association, Udupi and District Home Guards here at Coastal Security Police ground on Sunday, he said the remaining 13 police stations will be commissioned shortly at various places the state.

He said the Ministry has planned to transfer the excess unutilised funds from other departments for opening additional police stations and to provide infrastructures in the department, he added.

He said the Ministry had set up Internal Security Division to deal with core issues like Naxalism, extremism and terrorism. As many as 400 Sub Inspector posts will be recruited in the police department shortly. Proposals have been prepared to recruit about 6,000 police personnel to the department in the next two years.

The recruitment will take place in two phases. The ministry is also striving to bring positive changes in the department by providing more facilities such as modern equipment and vehicles.

Dr Acharya said the state police have achieved 65 to 75 per cent success in the recovery of stolen properties when compared to 25 per cent few years ago.
 
Coastal police
Dr Acharya said that coastal security police will be strengthened with the setting up of additional four coastal security police stations in the coastal region. Wireless system and coastal check posts will be set up in the department, he added.
Stressing on the need to create an awareness on basic knowledge on laws, he said that the government planned to introduce courts at hobli-level last year.
However, it could not be realised due to floods in North Karnataka. The Central government has now decided to set up rural courts in a bid to bring justice nearer to the people in rural areas and for disposal of pending cases, he added.

Naxals
The minister said the Naxal activities have declined in the State. Accordingly, the name of our state has been removed in the Naxal infested states list. Udupi District Sessions Judge Narendra Kumar Ganaki, Coastal Security Police DySP Sadanand Nayak, Home Guards District Commandant Ganapathy Bhat and others were present.
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