Odisha to recruit 11,025 policemen, raise 2 battalions
Bhubaneswar: Odisha government is recruiting 11,025 police personnel for raising two battalions for deployment in areas hit by Left Wing Extremist and industrial security in the state. While the process for appointment of police officers, constables and firemen in 7,569 posts have already begun, the rest 3,456 posts will be filled soon, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced after a review meeting on Wednesday.
“I have directed that the task of recruitment should be completed in the current year,” Patnaik said, adding the new recruit will be taken in OISF (Odisha Industrial Security Force) and Specialised India Reserve Battalion (Engineering). Patnaik said the IRB (Engineering) personnel would be deployed in Maoist-hit districts where developmental activities have been halted by red rebels. “They will provide security during construction works in left-wing extremism affected areas.” This apart, the state government also decided to appoint some of the newly recruited personnel at the Mahila and Sishu Desk in different police stations.
A police officer of the desk will look after atrocities on women and children, official sources said. Besides, the state government has also decided to absorb 3,000 tribal Special Police Officers (SPO) in the post of constable during the current year. These SPOs will be taken in Odisha Auxiliary Police Force, the sources added. PTI
Maoists kill former member of Salwa Judum
Naxals on Friday killed the sarpanch of Kunded village, who was a former member of anti-Maoist vigilant group Salwa Judum. in Sukma district of southern Chhattisgarh, police said. Uike Bodaru (47) was stabbed to death by a group of Maoists in Kunded village under Jagargunda police station limits, Sukma Additional Superintendent of Police S R Bhagat told PTI over phone. Bodaru was working in his field at the time.
Red leader freed and rearrested
RANCHI: A day will be wasted in the life of a Maoist in the course of being released from Latehar jail and being arrested again by police to be forwarded to Gumla police. An accused in the eyes of law, Chandra BhushanYadav, was denied the basic right of production before court of law within 24 hours of arrest while his family members were denied the right of being informed about his arrest and charges. The matter came to light after Kiran Kujur of Kurund village under the Mahuadar police station in Latehar district approached the media to fight for her husband Chandra Bhushan Yadav, who was picked up by police from Latehar jail gate immediately after he was released on bail on Thursday.
Unaware of his whereabouts, she said Shyam Bihari Kesri accompanying her to the jail gate was also picked up by police. Latehar SP Micheal S Raj confirmed the arrest saying that Yadav was wanted in 24 more cases of which as many as 21 are lodged with the Gumla police. “We have arrested him and handed him over to Gumla police, now it is up to them to present him before court,” he said. The SP added that somehow police failed to extend his remand whereas in as many as six cases attachment proceedings have been carried out.
“I must agree that there was some shortcoming in dealing with the case as a result of which he got bail and was released despite the fact that hearings in 24 cases against him are still pending,” he said. Gumla police conceded having received Yadav on Friday. When asked if Yadav was presented before court, SP Rakesh Bansal said since they received Yadav at around 4pm on Friday, he could not be produced in court. “We will produce him on Saturday,” he said thereby confirming that after being released from Jail on Thursday he is to be produced on Saturday. Ranchi IG MS Bhatia said that the police are duty bound to inform family members about the charges on being arrested. “Family may not have approached police otherwise they would have been informed,” he said.