Sunday, March 15, 2009

Spl police squad to keep Maoists, criminals at bay

15 Mar 2009, 2249 hrs IST, TNN



BOKARO: The Bokaro district administration has set up a special police squad called " Tiger mobile" to keep a check on possible threat from Maoists
and criminals in the run-up to the parliamentary election.

Police personnel attached to this special mobile squad are sharp-shooters who would be on patrol duty on motorcycles armed with AK-47 and INSAS rifles. Personnel attached to Tiger Mobile would man the roads across the district to ensure security and safety of resident.

Bokaro SP Laxman Prasad Singh said the squad has been formed to curb crime and gain confidence of residents.

Eighty young and energetic policemen of the department have been picked for the Tiger Mobile squad. Tiger Mobiles members would keep strict vigil on roads round-the-clock apart routine patrolling conducted by policemen attached to local police stations.

The SP said Tiger Mobile groups have been formed __ one in-charge of Maoist-prone areas and the other in-charge of the township. While 30 motorcycles have been given to Tiger Mobile personnel in Maoist areas, a group of 22 Tiger Mobile personnel alongwith 11 motorbikes have been assigned for the city, the SP said.

Moreover, in view of the slew of road accidents in which several people lost their lives during past few months, special police team have been formed to conduct checking of helmets.

Police would also seized the vehicle of any person driven without valid papers, Singh said adding that this would help keep a tab on criminals.

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