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Centre plans network of police stations: Home Ministry

india Updated: Sep 20, 2009 18:43 IST

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As part of modernising and improving efficiency of police force, the Centre has decided to network all the 14,000 police stations in the country, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Mullappally Ramachandran said.

The project, being supervised by National Crime Records Bureau, was finalised at a recent meeting of the DGPs and top intelligence officials from the states. The Centre would earmark Rs 2,000 crore under the 11th Five-Year Plan for the programme, the minister told a Meet-the-Press programme here.

The programme -- Crime and Criminal Tracking Networking System -- would help improve efficiency of police system and provide it with comprehensive and scientific data to probe cases.

He said the Centre has accorded top priority for enhancing internal security in the wake of continued threat from terrorists.

"Despite exercising utmost vigilance in the aftermath of the 26/11 Mumbai terror strikes, one cannot afford to presume that the country is free from threats posed by the terrorists and the Centre has taken stern steps as part of safeguarding the internal security," Ramachandran said.