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Nitish Kumar lists priorities to improve law and order

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar addressing a press meet in New Delhi. A file photo: Anu Pushkarna  

Listing priorities for further improving law and order in Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has said he would not tolerate crime under any circumstances.

Further improvement on the law and order front, drive against Maoists, maintenance of communal harmony, tackling crimes on wheels and land disputes would be the priorities of his government, Mr. Kumar said while reviewing the overall law and order situation in Bihar during a three-hour long meeting with top police officials late last night.

Immediate steps be taken for filling up around 8,800 vacant posts of SAP personnel besides appointment of 10,000 constables besides continuing speedy trials, he told the meeting attended also by Principal Secretary to State Home Department Amir Subhani, Director General of Police Neelmani, ADG (Headquarters) B.K.Thakur, ADG Law and Order B.N.Rai and ADG (special Branch) S.Nimbram.

The Chief Minister said necessary equipment and resources would be made available for tackling extremism, setting up of bomb and landmines disposal squads, and procuring GPS system, bullet proof jackets, HF Manpacks and anti-landmine vehicles.

He also laid thrust on monitoring all cases of land disputes and settling them on priority basis.

Mr. Kumar directed the officials to take steps to control railway crime like loot, dacoity and molestation of women in running trains.

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