Gulbarga, Belgaum may get police commissionerates

The Karnataka government is seriously considering the establishment of police commissionerates in Gulbarga and Belgaum.

Speaking to reporters here on Tuesday, Deputy Chief Minister R Ashoka said that the two proposals are being finalised and that the issue will be discussed with the chief minister.
“We will constitute police commissionerates both in Gulbarga and Belgaum before the completion of our term,” he said.

He also explained that the proposed commissionerates would strengthen policing in the two rapidly expanding cities, which are also divisional headquarters.

At the current time, police commissionerates exist in Bangalore, Mysore, Mangalore and Hubli-Dharwad.

Security force

The minister said that the State is also working out details to organise the Karnataka State Industrial Security Force along the lines of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF). Some  3,000 policemen have been appointed recently to join the force. “All of them will be given commando-type training,” Ashoka said.

“They will be deployed at vital installations including nuclear establishments, major reservoirs, major industrial units particularly Information technology and Bio technology establishments, etc.”

Ashoka said that, at present time, civil police have been deployed to provide security to these establishments.

After the Karnataka State Industrial Security Force becomes operational, it is expected to ease the workload of civil police. The new force will also help free police manpower to tackle crimes.

The government is contemplating a major policy change by giving autonomy to the home department for the recruitment of additional policemen without waiting for the Finance department’s permission.

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