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Uttarakhand Police plan month-long drive to nab wanted criminals

Taking cue from BJP’s manifesto for capacity building of policemen and making state crime free, Uttarakhand Police will launch a month-long special drive on Tuesday to arrest wanted criminals and drug peddlers besides keeping police stations clean

dehradun Updated: Mar 20, 2017 20:36 IST
Prithviraj Singh
DGP MA Ganpathy said they have already started working in accordance with the BJP manifesto.
DGP MA Ganpathy said they have already started working in accordance with the BJP manifesto. (Vinay Santosh Kumar/HT File )

Taking cue from BJP’s manifesto for capacity building of policemen and making state crime free, Uttarakhand Police will launch a month-long special drive on Tuesday to arrest wanted criminals and drug peddlers besides keeping police stations clean.

The drive comes five days after the new government led by Trivendra Singh Rawat assumed charge in the hill state following which all senior police officials were dashed a copy of Party’s 2017 election manifesto with directive to work according to it.

“Manifesto of ruling party is considered as guiding factor for working of the government. We have already started working in accordance with it. A modernisation plan project is in process but fund crunch is main issue. Another proposal for procurement of equipment and recruitment to raise three companies of SDRF and capacity building of police is also being readied,” said DGP MA Ganpathy.

“Law and order, modernisation and recruitment will be two other important aspects—mentioned in the ruling party’s manifesto—on which we need to work,” said ADG Administration Ashok Kumar as a copy of BJP manifesto was lying in front of him.

Ram Singh Meena, the ADG procurement and maintenance, said: “We are going to launch the drive on the direction of the state police chief to keep police stations clean and check criminal activities in accordance with the state government’s desire.”

“All district police chiefs have been issued necessary orders to launch the drive from Tuesday. This will help in keeping the crime under check and put the criminals behind bars specially those absconding and having price money on their heads,” said Meena.

All circle officers and additional superintendents of police were asked to take rounds of police stations for physical verification.

Meena said district police chiefs would review activities of police stations everyday while weekly review will be done by the inspector general of respective ranges. State police headquarters will take up the issue for review every fortnight.