Cuttack: Police DG B.K. Sharma, IPS, DGP today reviewed coastal security in the state with SPs of seven coastal police districts i.e. Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Puri, Ganjam and Berhampur through video conferencing at State Police Headquarters.
The meeting assumes significance as there will be a meeting on “National Committee on strengthening Maritime & Coastal Security threat from the sea” tomorrow in which Cabinet Secretary of India will review the marine security activities through video conference.
Sharma reviewed extensively the performance of 18 Marine police stations of the state. These police stations are not only dealing with coastal security issues but are also looking after the crime and law and order issues of the adjoining localities. These police stations are also registering cases in their jurisdiction.
Sharma has asked the SPs to pay special attention to the functioning to the Marine police stations in their districts and try to strengthen it by means of manpower and other ways. He also directed the SPs to ask the concerned IICs of Marine police stations to make extensive sea patrolling in their jurisdiction.
The DG has also asked the SPs to submit a detailed proposal to IGP (Modernisation) relating to construction of office building, staff quarters and other infrastructural development.