24 May 2012

A High Altitude Police Force comprising well trained personnel with ultra-modern equipments will be posted in the difficult higher region of border areas of Uttarakhand.


Dehradun, 24 May:
A High Altitude Police Force comprising well trained personnel with ultra-modern equipments will be posted in the difficult higher region of border areas of Uttarakhand. Special police stations will be established in these regions, said Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna on Thursday.
Chief Minister Bahuguna said this while addressing a coordination seminar of Indo Tibetan Border Force (ITBP) and Uttarakhand Police at Rajpur Road. Describing migration from border areas dangerous for national security, Mr. Bahuguna laid emphasis on ensuring effective implementation of development programs initiated by the Centre and the state government in those areas. He asked the ITBP officers to inform the State Government about the shortcomings in the projects and the problems faced by them. He maintained that ITBP, State Police and the local people had pivotal role to play in security of the border areas. Mr. Bahuguna said that the security forces should launch programs related to the livelihood of the local people. This would enhance their sentimental bond with the security forces, he said. The Chief Minister revealing that the State Government had decided to pay Border Area Allowances to the workers posted in remote border areas maintained that this would keep their spirit high and speed up the development process in those areas.
Chief Minister Bahuguna lauded ITBP's role during natural calamities and in maintaining security in the border areas shared with China.
Also present on the occasion were Chief Secretary Alok Kumar Jain, IG ITBP Northern Front VK Upreti, DGP Uttarakhand Vijay Raghav Pant, ADGP Anil Raturi, IG Law and Order RS Meena, DIG Deepam Seth and other senior officers of ITBP and State Police.

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