VARANASI: Now on the line of Andhra Pradesh, the UP police is going to introduce fortified police stations in the dense forests of the Maoist
affected areas of this region.
Disclosing the plans of state police after reviewing the law and order scene of Varanasi and Vindhya ranges here on Tuesday, the ADG (law and order) Brij Lal said that the Maoist hit districts including Chandauli, Mirzapur and Sonebhadra have been asked to forward their requirements in this regard. He said that this proposal was finalised after his resent visit to AP for the study of the measures to combat Maoist problem.
He said that the way for appointing special police officers (SPO) in the same areas with the monthly payment of Rs 1500 to each had also been cleared. He said that these SPOs would be selected from the villages and secrecy of their identity would also be maintained. Highlighting the efforts of implementing the concept of community policing, he praised the efforts of Sonebhadra police.
The ADG said that after going through the problems being faced in Varanasi, the district police had been asked to ensure removal of encroachments strictly and keeping the traffic regulated. He said that the police would also check the movements of illegal vehicles on all the roads.
He said that except the barriers for toll tax realization no other department would install its barrier at any place. In case of detection of any other barrier strict action would be ensured.
The ADG said that strict directives have been issued to the senior cops to avoid re-posting of any policeman at any police station. He said that the cops would also ensure that no illicit liquor manufacturing or selling unit was operating in the area of their jurisdiction.
The cases of hard core criminals would be forwarded to the fast track courts in order to ensure proper punishment for them. He said that the police would also intensify the efforts to register the gangs of criminals after booking them under Gangster Act.
Named FIRs would be lodged against those people who block the road as a part of their agitation, he said adding that agitations like chaka-jam had become a fashion in the lack of stern action. To improve communication with people, the police would introduce wireless based public address system at all the crossings and localities of the city, he added.
The ADG said that due to hectic engagements in law and order maintenance exercises in view of festive season he got less time to hold review meetings in all the ranges. The ADG conducted review meetings in nine ranges out of 10 on Tuesday.
He said that officials up to circle officer have been given time of a month for improvement in their working. He said that punishments would be ensured for poor performers from the next review meeting. Meanwhile, ADG said that process was going-on to recruit 35,000 cops which would end the staff crisis.
The ADG was accompanied by secretary (home), Mahesh Kumar while districts magistrates, IG, DIGs, SPs of all the districts from both the ranges were also present at the meeting. TOI