Mumbai , Jan 20, 2020 : Stating that police force needs to be a step ahead of criminals when it comes to use of technology, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Monday told senior police officials that in addition to detection of cases, police force needs to study threadbare mentality as well as modus operandi of the criminals to bring a control on possible crimes. He also added that the force needs to prepare more stringently to combat Naxalism and terrorism.
He was addressing the half yearly conference of the senior police officers in the state at police head quarters.
Lauding the police force as the brave men who keep Maharashtra safe, Chief Minister said that any new scheme can be brought by depending upon police force and the administration and police force has importance contribution in maintaining law and order situation while implementing the scheme.
Stating that there is a sea change in the way crimes are committed and in those who commit those crime, Chief Minister Thackeray said that as police force is witnessing induction of highly educated and technology literate persons, the same is being seen among the criminals and Naxals. That is the reason there is a need to study the psyche and mentality of the criminals for bringing a control on the same and improve the detection methods from time to time. On one hand we see that there is compulsory police training to every citizen in country like Singapore we also see that 6-7 year old boys are trained for terrorism. To combat such a situation we have to impart training in this regard right from the schooling.
He said that police need to take proactive steps to build a trust about the force by working selflessly and perform in a better way with a speedy detection of crimes. He assured that the state police force would be provided with necessary cyber lab, forensci lab and state of the art equipment as well as investigating tools. Chief Minister also assured that the housing issue of the force would be sorted out and force would not feel any paucity of funding.
Police housing projects need to be completed in time – Ajit Pawar
Stating that the Government stands firmly behind the police force, deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar said that state would give attention to providing basic amenities and faclities to police force. He said that Government would provide for the necessary provision for the police housing projects. He said that there is a need for follow up at the Union Government level for availing more and ore funds in this regard. He said that there is a need to complete the Police ousing projects in time with a quality work.
Stating that at present the police force is entitled for state transport bus fare while issuing a warrant and taking the custody of the accused but for speedy movement, state considering providing for the Shivneri and semi-luxury bus fare.
He also said that hostels would be started in abig way for the wards of police personnel. He said that there is a need to run the schemes for ensuring fitness of the police force.
Develop technology to combat the Drones – Home Minister
Stating that Drones are being deployed to for attacks through out the World, Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said that to face this challenge there is a need to develop new technology and deploy the same. He said that there is a need to think of deploying artificial intelligence in this regard. He asked the officials to speed up the work of cyber head quarters at Mahape in Navi Mumbai.
Stating that law and order plays important role in economic development of the state, Home Minister said that investment comes in a state with better law and order situation. He said that since police force is best, investment is coming in the state. He said that there is a need for coordination with forces from Chhatisgadh and Telangana to combat Naxal menace. He asked the officials to act in a sensitive manner in cases pertaining to human traficking and also told them to act stringently on illegal private money lenders.
He said that police force needs to be innovative and there are certain cities and districts where innovative concepts have been implemented. He pointed out that mobile police station in MUmbai, reception cell in Pune Police, Home drop scheme in Nagpur for women need to be implemented statewide. He said that police recruitment process would be streamlined soon.
The Minister of state for Home (cities) Satej Patil, MoS Home (Rural) Shambhuraje Desai also spoke on the occasion. DGP Subodh Jayaswal welcomed the Guests while various heads of the departments made detailed presentations.
Chief secretary Ajoy Mehta, additional chief secretary ( Home)Sanjay Kumar, Mumbai Commissioner of POlice, director generals of Police welfare, police housing, all senior officers from DGP office, all city commissioners and SPs were present.