Cuttack : Dr. R.P.Sharma, IPS, DGP, Odisha today reviewed the crime and Law & Order situation in the state with the Commissioner of Police, Range IsGP/DIsGP, Superintendents of Police and DCPs through video conferencing at State Police Hdqrs., Cuttack. At the outset DGP appreciated the role of District SPs for smooth and peaceful conduct of simultaneous General Election-2019, proactive management of cyclone ‘FANI’ that hit the coastal Odisha in the 1st week of May and smooth management of Ratha Yatra that went-off peacefully at Puri and other places in the state. In the crime scenario, in most of the cases of importance, the accused persons have been arrested by police very promptly. This could be possible due to the effective leadership and proactiveness of SPs. – said DGP.
DGP emphasised on the behavioural aspect of Police as good behaviour of a Police person is very important to diffuse most of the trying situations at the initial stage. DGP also called upon the SPs to work sincerely for improving the rate of conviction in the state. While complementing the SPs for relatively higher conviction rate in the Red Flag cases that include cases on POCSO Act. He urged them to give emphasis on other cases. DGP also called upon the SPs and DCPs to gear up the enforcement drive to reduce the fatalities of road accidents and make the travel safer in the state.
A special drive “Operation PAREE – III” will be launched state-wide from 30th July to 13th August to trace out the missing children. DGP reiterated the SPs to make the programme a grand success in their districts.
For the first time Sri Ashok Parija, the Advocate General of Odisha along with his team of officers attended the meeting and interacted with the SPs and other Senior Officers on effective coordination between AG office and Police. As per the suggestion of Advocate General, Nodal Officers will be appointed in each district to monitor the court cases on regular basis. Crime Branch will strengthen the liasioning Cell in the AG Office for effective coordination at state level.
DGP reviewed thoroughly the crime situation, pending cases of investigation, crime preventive measures, execution of NBWs, status of recent Heinous crimes (Rape and Murder etc), status of cases coming under POCSO Act, co-ordination with judiciary, issues on Shelter Homes, status of missing persons, issues relating to Law & Order and budgetary expenditure etc.
After a threadbare discussion, the following decisions have been taken. Special drive to be taken by the SPs to close, pending investigation cases. Concerted efforts to be taken to nab the drug suppliers and ganja smugglers. Road safety measures to be taken up seriously throughout the state under the leadership of SPs. Highway patrolling to be introduced on Highway stretches between Laxmannath to Girisola, Bhubaneswar to Puri, Manguli to Sambalpur, Sambalpur to Rourkela, Sambalpur to Shohela within a month. SPs should promptly supervise the heinous crimes. Law and Order situation should be prevented at the initial stage rather than allowing it to assume serious proportion.SPs should monitor the budgetary allotment meticulously and ensure its timely expenditure.
Senior Officers of State Police, Sri Sunil Roy, Director Intelligence, Sri Santosh Upadhayay, ADGP CID, CB, Sri Pranabindu Acharya, ADGP Railways, Sri S.M.Narvane, ADGP HRPC, Sri V.T.Mishra, ADGP (Modernisation), Sri Sanjeeb Panda, ADGP (Law & Order), Sri P.S.Ranpise, IGP (Personnel), Sri S.K.Priyadarshi, IGP (CR), Sri Arun Bothra, IGP Crime and Sri Asheet Panigrahi, IGP (Hdqrs) took part in the deliberation.