Friday, December 09, 2005

Provide 20 pc revenue to police benevolent fund: DGP

Friday December 9 2005 11:00 IST

DAVANAGERE: The police department will send a proposal to State government to provide 20 percent of additional revenue earned through checking bootlegging, seconds sale of liquor and single digit lottery to police benevolent fund, said B S Siyal, Director General of Police (DGP) here on Thursday.

Addressing media at police officers meeting, he said the police and excise personnel were jointly conducting surprise and regular raids on illegal transportation of arrack, liquor, seconds and thirds sale of liquor where the state exchequer was losing revenue heavily.

As a result of raids on liquor dens and in curbing single digit lottery, the revenue had gone up by Rs 75 crore. The 20 percent revenue was sought for police welfare activities like health and housing care, education to children of police officers, providing basic facilities and sophisticated weapons to fight against criminals.

Instead of demanding financial aid from Government, this fund would help police perform more effectively. The meeting discussed about the preparations of police forces to be deployed during panchayat elections.

The police officers from SI level have been asked to tour the constituencies to get first hand information about the election, which help in law and order maintenance. As per Central government instructions, national highway police patrolling and police aid centers were opened in State, which will be extended to state highways too.

Siyal said he had suggested to Chief Minister at SP’s conference to introduce helmet for all two-wheeler riders.

Lift ban on recruitments: The police department has appealed to Government to relax ban on recruitment of over 8000 police personnel, said DGP Siyal here on Thursday.

Talking to media, Siyal said each district needed more than 200 police personnel apart from armed reserve and civil policemen. As the ban was imposed for recruitment of police personnel, relaxation was sought up to March 2007, as recruitment and training for new policemen would need at least 18 months.

For Bangalore city alone, 2003 traffic police were sought and a proposal sent in this regard to Government. As per an estimate nearly 15,000 civil police personnel and about 10,000 armed police force was required to keep vigil on law and order and crime rate.

As the budget for police department was not sufficient, an additional fund of Rs 61 crore has been sought from State government to meet the unforeseen expenditure. Last year the Government had provided Rs.200 crore, he said.

Naxal problem: To check naxal problem in Malnad, the police department had taken up rehabilitation of tribal people in KIOCL and unemployed youth were given training in carpentry, electrician, iron smith to earn their livelihood.

To a question on police terming any person opposing irrigation projects, dams as naxal sympathiser or supporter, he ruled out it as lie and baseless. Any person who tries to exploit unemployed youth by giving him a gun will face retaliation with a gun.

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