Chitradurga district needs more police stations, says Minister

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Karunakara Reddy to discuss the issue with Home Minister Acharya

Expanding reach: Revenue Minister G. Karunakara Reddy inaugurating the new rural police station in Hiriyur town on Saturday.
Expanding reach: Revenue Minister G. Karunakara Reddy inaugurating the new rural police station in Hiriyur town on Saturday.

Revenue Minister G. Karunakara Reddy has said he will discuss the issue of more police stations being sanctioned for the district with Home Minister V.S. Acharya.

Speaking after inaugurating a new rural police station here on Saturday, Mr. Reddy, who is also the district in-charge Minister, said Chitradurga district was growing, and keeping this in mind, more police stations were needed to bring down the crime rate.

He said that being the son of a police constable, he was happy to help police personnel.

“I too lived in police quarters in my childhood and have seen the lives of policemen closely,” the Minister said.

Highlighting the role of the police in maintaining law and order, Mr. Reddy said while the military fought external enemies, the police dealt with challenges of internal security.

He said the State Government had taken several measures to modernise the police system, for which adequate funds had been granted. The process of recruiting 4,012 constables was under way in the State.


The Minister said the State had 99,250 police personnel of various ranks, of whom 53,624 were civil police personnel.

“The Government has granted Rs. 25 crore for renovation and modernisation of police stations in the State.”

“For smooth traffic movement, the Government has provided high-tech interceptor vehicles to each district. These vehicles have surveillance cameras and other sophisticated equipment,” the Minister added.

Minister for Textiles and Sports Gulihatti Shekhar said that on the request of Hiriyur MLA and Social Welfare Minister D. Sudhakar, a decision had been taken to set up a textile industry at Hiriyur to provide employment to 10,000 people. Thanking Mr. Shekhar, Mr. Sudhakar said steps would soon be taken for purchase of 50 acres of land for the industry.

Inspector-General of Police (Eastern Range) H.N. Satyanarayan Rao said more police stations would be set up in the district in a phased manner.

G.H. Tippareddy, MLC, zilla panchayat president M. Jayanna, Deputy Commissioner Amlan Aditya Biswas, Superintendent of Police Labhu Ram and zilla panchayat chief executive officer Range Gowda were present on the occasion.

  • ‘Several steps taken to modernise police system'
  • Rs. 25 crore granted for improvement of stations




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