The state police of Odisha and Chhattisgarh agreed to work in coordination to counter Left-wing extremism and check drug trafficking. An agreement between the police of the two states was reached at a meeting attended by senior officers, including the DGPs and Central Reserve Police Force officers.
According to the reports, a statement was issued by the Odisha Police headquarters in Cuttack which stated that on Left-wing extremism (LWE) matter, discussions were held with ADG CRPF, IG CRPF and other officers. The coordination meeting was organised to strengthen the joint effort to counter LWE and check drug trafficking.
The report further stated that the two DGPs decided to augment cooperation between the Chhattisgarh Police and the Odisha Police, the statement said, adding that on the LWE matter, the Additional Director General of Police (Operation), Chhattisgarh and the Inspector General (Operation), Odisha would act like nodal officers.
Odisha’s Deputy Inspector General of Special Task Force and the DIG of Criminal Investigation Department – Crime Branch, Chhattisgarh will be nodal officers for cases related to the smuggling of narcotic drugs. Other modalities for the joint operations and further cooperation were also finalised.
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