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Public-police ratio will be made 500: 1, says Thiruvanchoor

On their toes:Home Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan takes salute at the passing-out parade of 448 recruit police constables who completed training at the Kerala Police Academy at Ramavarmapuram, near here, on Friday.
On their toes:Home Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan takes salute at the passing-out parade of 448 recruit police constables who completed training at the Kerala Police Academy at Ramavarmapuram, near here, on Friday.

The government will take stringent steps to check any kind of terrorism in the State, Home Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan has said. He was speaking after taking salute at the passing-out parade of recruit police constables who completed training at the Kerala Police Academy at Ramavarmapuram, near here, on Friday.

“Nobody will be allowed to breach the law and order situation in the State. The government will not compromise on any attempt to weaken the country and its rule,” he said.

The government would take stringent steps against forces who try to destabilise the peaceful atmosphere of the State. Security had been beefed up on the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border, following threats of attacks by Maoist groups. Security mechanism at 31 police stations had been strengthened, he said.

“The police should to gain the trust of people. The law and order system will be effective only if the public and the police maintain a warm relation,” he said.

The police-people partnership in curbing crime and maintaining peace would be the order of the day in the future. The efficacy of policing would be nullified unless the community was taken into confidence.

“The Kerala Police is equipped to face any challenge. It is one of the best police forces in the country,” he said.

The Minister said more recruitment would be made to strengthen the police force. The public-police ratio would be made 500: 1. Women representation in the police also would be increased.

ADGP (Training) Rajesh Divan, I.G.S. Gopinath, Police Commissioner P. Prakash, Rural SP P.H. Asharaf, Counsellor M.C. Gracy and others participated. In all 448 police constables completed training at the police academy. During the nine-month-long training the new recruits underwent outdoor and indoor training. The Minister presented prizes to toppers in the training programme.

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