Sunday, June 29, 2008

Police stations in TN to be networked in couple of years:DGP

Coimbatore, June 29: Police stations in Tamil Nadu would be networked in the next couple of years, as part of special emphasis on E-Governance, a top police official said.

The networking plan was part of the Centre's rs.2000 crore scheme, by which all States in the country should network its police stations within four years, Tamil Nadu DGP, K P Jain told reporters here.

Tamil Nadu government has already provided broadband connections to all the 1,400 police stations in the State and process was on to develop a customised software for the purpose, Jain said.

The department was exploring the possibility of a tie up with reputed external agencies for providing connectivity, he said adding in the long run all police stations in the country were expected to be brought under network.

Jain said seven of the 12 coastal police stations have already been operationalised and the remaining would be ready by another two months. These stations would also be provided with two boats for patrolling.

Asked about the presence of Naxals, he said though they attempted to set foothold in the State, efforts by police had thwarted it.

On monitoring scrap dealers in the wake of recovery of ammunition amid scrap from an old well in Gummidipundi near Chennai, Jain said they would be asked to be 'extra-alert' while buying scrap. - Agencies

Published: Sunday, June 29, 2008

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