CISF company arrives in Puducherry

Staff Reporter

Territorial administration had sought paramilitary forces after December 19 incidents

Plan to revise police training, curriculum

Major reshuffle of the force on the cards

PUDUCHERRY: A company of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) arrived here on Tuesday.

The territorial administration had approached the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), requesting it to position a few companies of paramilitary forces in the Union Territory, in the wake of the recent incidents on a court premises and to deal with any such situation in future, a top official in the administration told The Hindu. “We had sent a proposal to the ministry immediately after the December 19 incidents to have one company each of the Rapid Action Force, Central Industrial Security Force and Central Reserve Police Force,” the official said. Three companies had already been despatched.

The government had also decided to bring in changes in the curriculum followed by the Police Training School at Gorimedu.

“A post-mortem of the events that occurred on the court premises revealed that the force needs to be sensitised on various aspects of policing in a sustained manner. They also need to be taught on their responsibilities and more particularly on discipline,” the official said.

The Police Department has set in process a major shake-up at all levels. On Monday night, the Director General of Police issued an order dismissing two police personnel attached to the Home Guards and suspended two sub-inspectors and eight police constables with immediate effect.

A suo motto case has been registered under several sections of Indian Penal Code on charges of rioting, unlawful assembly and wrongful restraint. The personnel against whom the disciplinary action had been taken would be stationed at Yanam till further orders. The Department had also shifted Circle Inspector of Orleanpet S. Bascarane to the Crime Records Bureau and posted Inspector in Special Branch B. Ranganathan in his place. Top officials in the Department said there could be a major re-shuffle, particularly in the rank of sub-inspectors, shortly.

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