Special Correspondent

Revision of Kerala Police Act on the anvil

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The State Government would open four cyber crime police stations and computerise all stations in four districts as part of modernisation of the police force.

Addressing the Assembly on Friday, Governor R.L. Bhatia said that cyber police stations would be opened in Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi and Kozhikode in 2007-08 to tackle computer-related crimes. All police stations in Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Thrissur and Kannur districts would be computerised. As many as 44 stations in the major cities had already been computerised.

The law and order and crime investigation branches would be separated to strengthen the investigating machinery as had already been done in Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi and Kozhikode. Constables who put in 15 years of service would be designated as head constables and those who completed 23 years of service, as assistant sub-inspectors.

A comprehensive revision of the Kerala Police Act was on the anvil.

Facilities for DNA analysis, cyber forensics and brain finger-printing would be introduced in the forensic laboratory.

A comprehensive Prisons Act would be introduced.