In the 62nd Senior Police Officer’s Conference 2020, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced that the creation of a special wing in Odisha Police would be looking after the offenses against women and children.
While addressing the valedictory session in the conference, the Chief Minister stated that the crime against women and children would be the first priority for the state government, and the formation of the particular wing will help give good quality services that will provide to the women and children.
The state government is well aware of the need for strengthening the civil police in the increasing demands on the police services. CM informed that six new police stations are being made functional, and more than 905 additional posts in many ranks have been sanctioned for the strengthening of the police stations.
CM Patnaik expressed his satisfaction over the law and order situation in Odisha this year. The Odisha police’s efforts in handling the COVID-19 pandemic situation were commendable, and the force worked with great empathy and hard work. Even the police personnel also risked their lives during their line of duty.
He further said that the LWE problems are very crucial, and it keeps changing, so close monitoring and more focused efforts will be continued. He also applauded the work of Malkangiri and Kandhamal SPS in this connection.
CM congratulated the police for their practical work against the narcotic drugs, with the STF taking the lead. As a record, narcotics have been seized, and DIG, STF, and SP Koraput have done the work.
The increasing case of road accidents is another primary concern, and CM informed that there would be a take upon the matter’s preventive and enforcement initiatives. Even a public awareness in coordination with other stakeholders like Transport and Works department to bring down such fatalities will also occur.
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