Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukhh on Sunday informed that the state government will likely to fill up 12,000 posts of police constables and orders to recruit 5,295 of them will be issued soon.
‘A total of 12,000 posts of police constables will be filled in the state police. 5,295 such posts will be filled in the first phase very soon. Necessary orders will be issued to unit commanders,’ Deshmukh, an MLA from Katol constituency in Nagpur district, told reporters.
As per the data, the crime rate graph in the second capital of the state- Nagpur has come down sharply as compared to pervious year.
In the year 2019, total 90 murders were reported from the city while in 2020 Nagpur registered 88 murders. 127 robberies were registered this year as against 147 such cases recorded last year. A total of 21 chain- snatchings were reported this year compared to 56 last year. Similarly, the number of rape cases stood at 152 compared to 163 such cases last year, stated the minister.
A horse-mounted police unit would be set up in Nagpur, which is the second capital of Maharashtra, on the lines of the Mumbai Police.
He said police personnel will be given body cameras.
When asked when more than 11,000 inmates of various jails in the state who are currently on parole will be sent back to jails, Deshmukh said the threat of coronavirus is not over yet.
‘However, the NCRB had based its data taking into consideration the population of 25 lakh, but the population exceeds 30 lakh if (areas under) police stations from rural Nagpur are counted,’ cited NCB leader.