Thursday, May 27, 2010

Strong communication to tackle Maoists: DG

Deccan Chronicle

Rajahmundry, May 26: The state director general of police, Mr R.R. Girish Kumar, stated that roads and communication network would be strengthened in the Maoist infested in the state in a bid to keep check on the Maoists.
Speaking to newsmen here on Wednesday, the DGP said that they were expecting sanction of huge funds from the Centre for development of basic amenities and infrastructure like roads and communication network in Naxal-affected areas in the state and added that the Centre had already sanctioned Rs 100 crore for construction of roads and setting up communication networks and taking up developmental works in Khammam district.
He said that they will initiate similar works at Andhra-Orissa border, Srikakulam and Vizianagarm districts and added that they appealed the Centre to allocate more funds for initiating developmental works in the Maoist-affected areas in East Godavari, Visakhapatnam Rural, Warangal, Karimnagar and Adilabad districts.
The DGP said that lack of proper road network and communication facilities in interiors of Chhattisgarh was resulting in Maoists involving in a spree of violence. He said that they were initiating measures to strengthen the police force by providing training. He said of the total amount of Rs 400 crore requested, the Centre had sanctioned Rs 100 crore for the purpose.
Mr Girish Kumar assured steps to control the illegal trafficking of the girls for flesh trade and said that they were also making efforts to provide relief rehabilitation to the rescued girls.
He said that instructions would be issued for closure of lodges and hotels for a period of one year in case they allow prostitution in their premises.
Proposals for setting up new marine police stations were also under consideration, he added.
The DGP said that repairs would be carried out to the police quarters in dilapidated condition by availing Hudco loans worth Rs 35 crore in the state and added that a proposal for enhancing the wages for the home guards to Rs 175 per day each was sent to the state government and assured efforts to provide welfare to them.

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