Police to get tougher on drug mafia & cyber criminals

Record of those posting anti-national & anti-social content on social media to be mentioned in verification for passport & arms license

The Uttarakhand police will take action under the Gangster Act against criminals involved in the drug mafia and cyber crimes, and also impound their property. This and other important decisions were taken on the concluding day of the police officers conference here on Tuesday.

The Director General of Police, Ashok Kumar informed that it was decided that the police will maintain a record of those who put up anti-national and anti-social posts on social media. This will then be mentioned in the verification process when such persons apply for a passport or arms license in the future. Further, in order to boost the morale and work efficiency of police personnel, from May 1 this year head constables and constables posted in police stations, posts and police lines in all districts will be provided the facility of weekly off. It was also decided that the barracks in the police line and of the Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) battalions will be named after the rivers and mountains of the State.

Presentations were made on different subjects by various police officers on the second day of the conference. Addressing the officers during the valedictory session, the DGP said that priority is being accorded making the Uttarakhand police smart and enhancing its skills. “We are public servants and have to deliver to the public for which we need to perform. With the focus on victim-oriented policing, we must discharge our duties with determination and modesty. Uttarakhand police has worked well as a team to become smart and enhance its skills which has achieved results and also been appreciated by the government. Accountability has to be fixed for all irrespective of rank. There are provisions for reward in case of good work and punishment in case of negligence. Action should be taken against those who fail to control crime in their work area, are unable to maintain the law and order, and do not listen to the complaints of victims,” said the DGP.

Wednesday, 03 February 2021 | PNS | Dehradun

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