Special police stations for Naxal affected dists
Posted by Admin on October 24, 2009
ALLAHABAD: The state government has decided to construct special police stations in the naxal affected districts of Uttar Pradesh along the lines of those existing in Andhra Pradesh, informed ADG law and order Brij Lal on Friday.
Briefing reporters on the sidelines of a review meeting of Allahabad, Pratapgarh, Kaushambi and Fatehpur districts, the ADG informed that since safety of personnel deployed at police stations in naxal areas is a priority of the government, hence special constructions would be put in place so that station staff can seek cover in the event of attack on the police force by naxal mobs.
In addition, with a view to check inter-departmental corruption, an anti-corruption team has been constituted which would be stationed in Lucknow and wherever required would coordinate with zonal IGs to crack down upon the black sheep in the police force. The team has already swooped down upon corrupt personnel in Chandauli, Sant Ravidas Nagar and Meerut, he informed.
Expressing satisfaction over the law and order situation in the districts under review, the senior officer has sought an affidavit from the DIG and IG certifying that private public transport vehicles (dagga mar) were not plying in the region. In case complaints were received belying the affidavit, strict action would be initiated against the police chiefs, he warned.
Appreciating that no incidents of police extortion had been reported in the zone, Lal added that corrupt elements in the department would be dealt with strictly and penalty would include termination of service as well as imprisonment.
Referring to problems being faced by the serving personnel, the ADG informed that first and third Friday of every month has been fixed for hearing of such grievances for the non-gazetted cadre while the gazetted cadre would be able to air their grievances on second and fourth Saturday of every month during special camps to be organised in Lucknow. TOI