Kerala

Coordination system of police in 3 States soon: Behera

State Police Chief Loknath Behera has said that a mechanism for coordination of Kerala, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu police forces to nab people accused in criminal cases and to expedite procedures of criminal cases will be in place in 15 days.

Announcing this after a police complaints redressal adalat here on Tuesday, Mr. Behera said that criminals in districts sharing borders with other States often flee to those States to escape arrest. The project being rolled out would ensure coordination of the three States for arresting such criminals. He added that the Centralised Individual Monitoring System would be implemented in the State shortly. The facility for centralised monitoring of footage from CCTV cameras in houses and establishments would be launched in Thiruvananthapuram, he said, adding that this system would help the police detect acts of crime and arrest real culprits.

Mr. Behera also said that the demands for increasing the number of police personnel in this district and creation of three police subdivisions here would be seriously considered. Directions had been given to take steps under the aegis of the Deputy Inspector General (Kannur Range) to prepare a blueprint of projected requirement of police personnel in the district by 2020, 2025, and 2030. He also said that the new police station at Uppala here would be launched next financial year.

Mr. Behera said that around 40 police stations in the State were functioning in rented buildings because of the non-availability of land. As soon as land was available, construction of buildings would start to house these.

Organised crime

According to Mr. Behera, many of the criminal cases in Kasaragod were organised acts of crime. Strong action would be initiated against those who got involved in criminal cases. He added that the help of Interpol would be sought in the case of abduction of a boy by a gang linked to a gold-smuggling racket abroad. Steps would be taken to sanction more police vehicles to the district.

In the adalat, 64 complaints were taken up. District Police Chief James Joseph, Assistant Superintendent of Police D. Shilpa, and Additional Superintendent of Police P.B. Prashobh and other senior police officers were present.

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