AP to recruit 37,880 police personnel

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Hyderabad, Sep 26 (UNI) Andhra Pradesh Home Minister K Jana Reddy today said the state government has proposed to strengthen police force by recruiting 37,880 more police personnel to contain extremist and terrorist activities in the state.

Talking to newspersons here, he said the government was committed to eradicate terrorist and extremist activities from the state by constituting an anti-terrorist force with 1,600 police personnel to strengthen the counter-intelligence system.

He said the addtional police personnel would be recruited in a phased manner and the process would be completed within four years.

The government had to incur an additoinal expenditure of Rs 670 crore after the completion of the four phases, he added.

The government had also proposed to invest Rs 200 crore for infrastructre in all police stations in the state, he said and added the proposals would be placed before the next cabinet for its approval.

The present strength of the police force in the state was 90,000 and the government had already sanctioned 8,000 posts during the last two years. The recruitment process was going on, he said.

He said there were 1,583 police stations in the state and sufficient staff would be deployed in all police stations.

Intellignece, Special Branch and other departments would be strengthened by recruiting the additional staff, he added.

He said the government also proposed to upgrade the Tirupati, Guntur, Rajahmundry and Warangal towns as Urban Districts in a phased manner.

UNI

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