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multi-tier security for local body polls: DGP

multi-tier security for local body polls: DGP
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One lakh police personnel to be deployed Hyderabad: Director General of Police (DGP) V Dinesh Reddy on...

One lakh police personnel to be deployed Dinesh ReddyHyderabad: Director General of Police (DGP) V Dinesh Reddy on Tuesday said that the several agitations staged in the recent past were handled effectively. He reviewed the performance of the police department and crime for the first half of 2013 on Tuesday. Addressing a press conference along with Police Commissioner Anurag Sharma, Cyberabad Commissioner C V Anand, CID Addl DGP T Krishna Prasad and AR Anuradha, he said that a slew of measures initiating in the state in order to improve policing paid dividends. He said that the police did their best in dealing with the 'Chalo Assembly' called by students and TJAC on May 13 and 14. The Budget session of the AP Legislative Council and Assembly including many other major public programmes organised by different political parties passed off peacefully, he added. On the other hand, arrangements for the forthcoming polls for local bodies were also in full swing, the DGP asserted. Around one lakh police personnel will be deployed for the polls slated to be held in 21,843 villages of 81 revenue sub-divisions. "The bandobust incorporates multi-tiered deployment. Forces are classified as static deployment (used in each village), routine mobiles, striking forces, special striking force and road opening parties," he said. Commenting on crime rates, he said that the anti-extremist violence declined by 56.6% during the last six months when compared to the previous year. The police seized Rs 14.64 lakh, 30 firearms during its operations against naxals. He also said that the newly added two battalions of APSP will be functional in 3 months. Both the battalions would augment the capacity of the armed police tasked with maintenance of law and order including security in the State. Dinesh Reddy asserted that the coastal line was prone to more disruption and added that a total of 21 Coastal Security Police Stations (CSPS) have been operationalised. The CSPS were powered by 18 fast interceptor boards from Central government. Additionally, 148 local fishermen have been appointed as home guards in the CSPS, he informed. He emphasised on the need of speeder justice. Justice delayed is justice buried, he said repeatedly adding that break-less trails would be introduced in the offences against women. Similarly, stringent laws will be applied in cases pertaining to human trafficking and violence against women. He said that the perpetuators would receive enhanced punishment for involving in the violence. In order to control the increased terror attacks, a comprehensive surveillance system, introduced by the Central government will be implemented in Hyderabad and Cyberabad. As many as 5,000 IP based smart cameras will be installed throughout the both territories. He added that the Dial-100 service is witnessing 72,000 calls per day, while 2,500 calls are actionable. He said that the Modernisation of Police Forces (MOPF) for the year of 2013-14 was furnished.
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