DAINIK NATION BUREAU
The Uttarakhand Police DGP Anil K Raturi apprised the gathering about the police achievements and also reminded the dignitaries about the police’s issue pending before the government while addressing today on the occasion of 18th state Foundation Day programme here at Police Lines Dehradun. To celebrate this historical day police had orgnaised a ceremonial parade and earned round of applaud by displaying the different shows.
Since Nov 9, 2000 when state was carved out from Uttar Pradesh, the State Police has increased its resources and manpower aside from ensuring peace across the State. State disaster response force personnel (SDRF) and city patrol unit (CPU) personnel have done exceptional works which have won them accolades both at the national and the State levels, he said.
To ascertain his claim, he also read out the statistics. Around 250 murders per year were happening here before its formation the figure has come down to 200. “As per National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), the crime rate per one lakh population is 97.2 which is very less as compared to other States. Recovery rate of stole items is more than 50 per cent, though at national level, it is around 16.4 per cent,” he said.
During formation, the number of police stations was 95 and now the number has gone up to 156. Besides, thousands of local youths have been employed in the force as constables, Sub-Inspectors and Deputy SPs, he stated.
Appreciating the successive State Governments for being generous to the department, he said his force had never felt fund crunch despite the limited resources of the State. “A greater part of the State police budget is being spent on salary. We, however, need additional funds to enhance our resources. We need to modernise the force through training and through providing them with modern gadgets. We need funds to build police accommodation for all the police personnel. The issue is pending before the government and expressed hope that things would be sorted out shortly.
“While maintaining law and order, we are reaching out to the disaster-affected people to rescue them as well as to provide them with relief,” he added.