SHAHPURA POLICE station was inaugurated as the 35th police station in the district on Tuesday. The police station has been opened in a rented building.
Minister of State for Home Nagendra Singh, Minister for Industries Babulal Gaur, District-in-Charge Minister Raghavji and senior police officials were present on the occasion. Gaur presided over the function.
The need for a separate police station to address the needs of residents of Shahpura, E-8, Rohit Nagar and adjoining localities was felt for a long time as Habibganj police station had a wide area to cover.
The police station has a sanctioned strength of 27 including an inspector, two sub-inspectors, two assistant sub-inspectors, two head constables and 20 constables.
Minister for Home Nagendra Singh said the ratio of police per population was less in the State compared to other States and efforts were on to increase the strength of police. He said the process to induct 2,000 more policemen was on.
Singh said lack of adequate number of houses for policemen was a big problem and personnel did not get enough house allowance to rent proper house.
Localities under its jurisdiction include A, B and C Sectors of Shahpura, Baba Nagar, Trilanga, Gulmohar Colony, Vasant Kunj, E-8, Shiva Kunj, Sarasvati Nagar, Laxman Nagar, Gulab Nagar, Ishwar Nagar, Dana Pani Road, Bavadia Kalan, Mahendra Township, Tilak Nagar, Rohit Nagar, Indus Empire, Shweta Complex, CPWD Colony, Aaykar Colony etc.
District-in-charge minister Raghavji lauded the district police for arresting an accused in the murder of Laxmi Dhar and the killing of an elderly couple in Kotwali.
With the inauguration of Shahpura, the district now has 35 regular police stations apart from the specialised police stations like Mahila, Anusuchit Jati Kalyan, RPF, Excise, Lokyaukta, EOW and Traffic police stations. Officials hope that the burden on policemen in Habibganj police stations will be reduced with the establishment of the new police station.