CM Naveen Patnaik announces special wing in Odisha Police for offences against women, children

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday announced the creation of a special wing in Odisha Police to exclusively look after offences against women and children. The CM announced the same while addressing the the valedictory session of the 62nd Senior Police Officers’ Conference, 2020, virtually as Chief Guest.

The CM commended Odisha for effectively managing the law and order situation and for handling the Corona Pandemic situation with compassion and empathy. He paid homage to 48 Corona Warriors who laid down their lives in the line of duty. He also commended the 930 Police personnel who have voluntarily donated plasma for treatment of critical Covid patients.

Patnaik expressed his satisfaction in the drive against countering LWE. He remembered the two brave Police personnel who were martyred this year in anti-naxal operation. He also appreciated the effort of Odisha Police in the drive against narcotic drugs with record seizure of drugs.

The Chief Minister called upon the Senior Police Officers to address low conviction rates, ensure better actions in the area of road safety, and ensure quality services and be caring and sensitive to the victims and their families and provide justice to all sections.

Chief Secretary, Development Commissioner, Principal Secretary Home Deptt., and Principal Secretary, Finance Department interacted with the delegates on various issues and challenges relevant to contemporary policing.

Earlier in the day, Presentation & deliberation on “Stress Management in Police” and Emergency Response Support System (ERSS) as a 5T initiative were held.

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