Monday, July 20, 2009

More police personnel & ATS for better admin: Govt

Updated on Monday, July 20, 2009, 23:32 IST

Patna: Stating that there has been steady decrease in the crime graph in the state, the government today told the Bihar Legislative Council that it would strengthen the policing to combat Naxalism and constitute Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) to tackle terrorism.

"Highest allocation of Rs 2557 crore for the year 2009-10 has been made for good governance and for better policing... There has been steady decline in the crime graph in recent years," Water Resources Development Vijendra Prasad Yadav said while replying on behalf of the government to the budgetary demands for department of home.

The demand for grant of home department was passed by the House amidst RJD's and CPI-ML's walkout.

In a special drive initiated against the criminals, the police have arrested 66,662 criminals till May this year. Similarly, 1,37,652 criminals in 2006,1,36,932 in 2007, 1,53,788 in 2008, he said.

There has been steady decline in the cases of murder, dacoity, robbery, kidnapping for ransom, bank dacoity, bank robbery, the minister said. The minister in-charge of home department said the government was committed to provide better policing to combat Naxals and for that matter the police force was being strengthened.

To strengthen the force, the government has increased the number of state auxiliary police (SAP) force from 5,000 in 2006 to 11,500 considering its better performance particularly in tackling the Naxalites, Yadav said.

The minister said that 712 newly appointed sub-inspectors' completed their training. Similarly, 10,311 constables had already been recruited and the process to recruit 12877 constables were on.

To tackle Naxals, the government has started 'Aapki Sarkar Aapke Dwar' scheme (government at your doorstep) in seven naxal infested districts of Patna, Gaya, Jehanabad, Rohtas, Munger, West Champaran and East Champaran under which develoment and welfare schemes were initiated to get them (Naxalites) its benefit, the government said.

The state government has prepared an outline to constitute 'Anti Terrorist Squad' (ATS) on the lines of Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh.

With the special attention on women and children, the government has decided to set up a police station dedicated only to deal specially the problems of women and children, Yadav said and added initially such stations would be constituted in the districts of Patna, Muzaffarpur, Darbhanga, Bhagalpur and Gaya.

The state government told the Assembly that it was committed to deal with the growing incidents of cyber crime for which it was formulating schemes.

To impart better and modern training to the policemen, the government had intiated the process to set up a modern police training centre (Bihar Police Academy) in 136 acres at Rajgir in Nalanda district, Yadav said.

The government also wanted to establish a model police station in every district (a total of 40) for the government had cleared Rs 1.12 crore for every such station, he said.

The minister said that government had sanctioned a contingency fund of Rs 25,000 for police stations in urban areas, Rs 15,000 for such stations situated in Naxal-hit area and Rs 10,000 for other stations.


Earlier, replying to a short notice question of Ramdeo Verma CPI (M), Yadav said that as per the National Crime Record of Bureau (NCRB) statistics Bihar ranked 13th amongst the states with regard to the cases of domestic violence against women.

Government was firm in its resolve to rein in the incidents of domestic violence against women and CID's women cell has been set up in all the 38 districts o contain violence against the women, Yadav said and added that two such wings were operational in the state capital.

Bureau Report


Patna: Stating that there has been steady decrease in the crime graph in the state, the government today told the Bihar Legislative Council that it would strengthen the policing to combat Naxalism and constitute Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) to tackle terrorism.

"Highest allocation of Rs 2557 crore for the year 2009-10 has been made for good governance and for better policing... There has been steady decline in the crime graph in recent years," Water Resources Development Vijendra Prasad Yadav said while replying on behalf of the government to the budgetary demands for department of home.

The demand for grant of home department was passed by the House amidst RJD's and CPI-ML's walkout.

In a special drive initiated against the criminals, the police have arrested 66,662 criminals till May this year. Similarly, 1,37,652 criminals in 2006,1,36,932 in 2007, 1,53,788 in 2008, he said.

There has been steady decline in the cases of murder, dacoity, robbery, kidnapping for ransom, bank dacoity, bank robbery, the minister said. The minister in-charge of home department said the government was committed to provide better policing to combat Naxals and for that matter the police force was being strengthened.

To strengthen the force, the government has increased the number of state auxiliary police (SAP) force from 5,000 in 2006 to 11,500 considering its better performance particularly in tackling the Naxalites, Yadav said.

The minister said that 712 newly appointed sub-inspectors' completed their training. Similarly, 10,311 constables had already been recruited and the process to recruit 12877 constables were on.

To tackle Naxals, the government has started 'Aapki Sarkar Aapke Dwar' scheme (government at your doorstep) in seven naxal infested districts of Patna, Gaya, Jehanabad, Rohtas, Munger, West Champaran and East Champaran under which develoment and welfare schemes were initiated to get them (Naxalites) its benefit, the government said.

The state government has prepared an outline to constitute 'Anti Terrorist Squad' (ATS) on the lines of Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh.

With the special attention on women and children, the government has decided to set up a police station dedicated only to deal specially the problems of women and children, Yadav said and added initially such stations would be constituted in the districts of Patna, Muzaffarpur, Darbhanga, Bhagalpur and Gaya.

The state government told the Assembly that it was committed to deal with the growing incidents of cyber crime for which it was formulating schemes.

To impart better and modern training to the policemen, the government had intiated the process to set up a modern police training centre (Bihar Police Academy) in 136 acres at Rajgir in Nalanda district, Yadav said.

The government also wanted to establish a model police station in every district (a total of 40) for the government had cleared Rs 1.12 crore for every such station, he said.

The minister said that government had sanctioned a contingency fund of Rs 25,000 for police stations in urban areas, Rs 15,000 for such stations situated in Naxal-hit area and Rs 10,000 for other stations.

Earlier, replying to a short notice question of Ramdeo Verma CPI (M), Yadav said that as per the National Crime Record of Bureau (NCRB) statistics Bihar ranked 13th amongst the states with regard to the cases of domestic violence against women.

Government was firm in its resolve to rein in the incidents of domestic violence against women and CID's women cell has been set up in all the 38 districts o contain violence against the women, Yadav said and added that two such wings were operational in the state capital.

Bureau Report

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