Saturday, August 08, 2009

Govt to fill up police vacancies by October

Express News Service First Published : 08 Aug 2009 09:09:36 AM ISTLast Updated : 08 Aug 2009 12:21:00 PM IST

CUTTACK: The State Government has decided to fill up all the 12,000 vacant posts at all the levels of the State Police by October. This includes 3,500 posts in the Naxalite affected districts.

A decision to this effect was taken at a high level meeting presided over by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. Besides fresh recruitment, vacancies will also be filled up through promotions.

It was decided that the sixth India Reserve Battalion (IRB) would be set up soon. About 1,000 personnel will be recruited for the IRB. Necessary training arrangements will be made for the newly-recruited force to make them capable of fighting the Naxalites.

The Chief Minister directed that a training institute having 1,000 slots will be set up in the State for the IRB personnel. The martyr’s week observed by the Naxalites in the State which concluded on August 4 had turned more violent this year compared to the previous years. During the week, Naxalites had attacked at will in several districts in the north as well southern areas.

Four police personnel were killed by the Left wing extremists (LWEs) in Sambalpur and Keonjhar districts during the last one month. Besides, one assistant sub-inspector of police and a homeguard were also killed in Bramhanipal area of Keonjhar during the martyr’s week.

The situation has become acute in Narayanpatna block in Koraput district where tribals belonging to the Chasi Mulia Adivasi Sangha forcibly tilled the land belonging to the non-tribals. The white paper published by the Home Department also admitted that Naxalites killed 74 police personnel last year including 36 Grey Hounds of Andhra Pradesh in violent attacks. The number of major incidents recorded in the State also increased to 56 last year.

It was decided that along with augmentation of the staff strength, the intelligence wing would also be strengthened to keep a track on the activities of the Naxalites.

1 comment:

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