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A NEW START OF THE POLICE STORY – STATE CLEARS PROPOSAL WORTH RS 127 CRORE FOR BEEFING UP SECURITY

policeIn a bid to beef the security measures of the state, the state cabinet cleared proposals worth Rs127 crore. The proposals also have grants for improvement of coastal policing through purchase of boasts and other useful devices. The state cabinet cleared proposals worth Rs127 crore to upgrade the arsenal of Mumbai Police. The money will be used for purchasing sophisticated weapons and improving the security system. The initiative comes after 26/11 when the police faced the terrorists with substandard weapons. The proposals also have grants for improvement of coastal policing through purchase of boasts and other useful devices. The authorities are also hopeful of getting more recruits to add to the current strength of 42,000-odd policemen in the city. With increasing crime in virtual space, the police are also stressing improvement in the cyber crime investigation cell and the government recently gave nod to the Mumbai Police to recruit around 40 officers in the cyber security and intelligence cell. Another factor the state is looking into is replacing the entire lot of old bullet-proof jackets with new ones. There are plans to increase surveillance in the city by installing CCTV cameras at all important junctions. Lastly, in order to boost security along the 124-km long coastline, the Mumbai Police are expecting at least six new speedboats this year. A proposal for twelve speedboats was forwarded to the Central government. Besides, they would also get training to man the waters. Sana Warsia – NMTV News

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