Friday, March 19, 2010

Maharashtra Police To Get Latest Weapons, Says Governor K. Sankaranarayanan

Last Updated: 2010-03-19T09:20:35+05:30

The Maharashtra government has taken up the task of modernizing its police force by providing it with latest arms and ammunitions. The step has come in wake of the constant terror threat the state faces. The state has had a number of bombings particularly in Bombay and the latest attacks have taken place in Pune. The city is constantly on the terror radar. This is evident as two people living in the suburbs of Mumbai, Abdul Latif and Royas Ali, were recently arrested as they were planning to plant bombs across the city. Besides it also creates additional 55,000 posts in the force, Governor K. Sankaranarayanan said on Thursday.

Sankaranarayanan said at a joint session of the legislature, "A comprehensive package is being rigorously implemented for this purpose and will definitely enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the police."

The state government has also established a separate police range at Aheri in Gadchiroli and added 2,355 new posts at different levels to tackle the growing menace of Maoists in eastern Maharashtra. He said, "We have also announced financial incentives for persons supporting the state administration and the police, besides a comprehensive development package for the entire district."

Sankaranarayanan also paid homage to the victims of the Pune bomb blast that took place in the city’s famous

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