DGP Rajiv Kumar on Thursday said that the state police would recruit 6,000 policemen to overcome manpower crunch in the force.
“Of them, 5,000 will be hired as constables and the rest as sub-inspectors. Also, 9,000 constables will be promoted to the post of assistant sub-inspector,” he added.
The senior officer also said that to strengthen the intelligence network in the state, officers posted in Special Branch would not be transferred to other departments.
“It has been found that transfer of Special Branch officers to mainstream police departments does not bear fruit,” said the police chief.
The DGP, when asked about Naxalite activities in Kolhan region, spoke only about East Singhbhum. “Rebels have to maintain a low profile in the district as police and paramilitary forces have worked in tandem to curb their subversive activities.”
He added that only three cases of Naxalite violence had been reported from the district so far this year.
Kumar said that the three anti-landmine vehicles that are gathering dust at a motor garage since the past three years will be mended soon. He said this after his attention was drawn toward the lackadaisical attitude of the home department which has not sanctioned the money required to mend the anti-landmine vehicles which had been damaged by the rebels in Ghatshila and Chakulia three years ago.
Speaking about the law and order situation of the steel city, the police chief expressed his satisfaction over the crime graph.
“I am completely satisfied with the law and order situation of the steel city. Though the law and order situation of the city is comparatively better than the last year, there is much scope for improvement of policing,” said the DGP. On being asked that the incidents of thefts and snatching are on the rise, he said that the statistic provided in the review meeting shows that the law and order situation is much better than the previous year.
Earlier on the day after reaching the steel city, the DGP had gone to Ghutia, about 16 Kms away from Jamshedpur on the NH-33 toward Ghatshila for attending a function at the RVS College for Engineering and Technology.