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UP police to buy lighter bullet proof jackets for personnel

The Uttar Pradesh police will buy state-of-the-art bullet proof jackets for its personnel to enable them to combat growing threat of terrorism and organised crime.

india Updated: Jun 05, 2009 13:59 IST

The Uttar Pradesh police will buy state-of-the-art bullet proof jackets for its personnel to enable them to combat growing threat of terrorism and organised crime.

Purchase of light bullet proof jackets is a part of the phase-wise modernisation plan of the police force. In the initial phase these jackets would be purchased for jawans attached with the special task force (STF), anti-terrorist squad (ATS) and officers posted in the two elites forces, ADG (Crime, Law and Order) Brij Lal on Friday said.

He said that the bullet proof jackets would also protect the personnel from AK-47 bullets, assault rifles and other sophisticated firearms.

The ADG said that the old bullet proof jackets were not as effective against the modern firearms.

Lal said that the old jackets were also heavier as compared to the modern sophisticated ones.

He claimed that in the next phase, the state police will purchase jackets for the commandos, who are on VVIP duties and for police officers engaged in crackdown on listed gangsters, dacoits and those operating in the Maoist-affected districts.