PPS officers to be soon promoted as IPS: Mayawati

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Lucknow, Nov 27 (UNI) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati today announced that Provincial Police Service (PPS) officers would soon be promoted as Indian Police Service (IPS) officers in the state.

The CM said on demand of the association, it has been decided to promote 19 Inter-State Border Force (ISBF) as ASP (Crime) and ASP (Traffic).

Ms Mayawati was addressing the annual eminar of the PPS Association at the local police officers mess here.

She said the eight ISBF officers would also be adjusted in STF and Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS). Besides, the special pay of Rs 300 per month of ASPs deployed in CID, Anti-Corruption Wing, Intelligence Department, Vigilance and Economic Offence Wing would be hiked to Rs 500 per month.

''I am satisfied with the law and order situation during my tenure so far. I congratulate the PPS officers for playing a major role in maintaining peace in the state,'' the ruling BSP supremo noted.

''I also congratulate the UP STF for ending the terror of the dreaded outlaw Dadua and busting notorious gang of criminals in the last few months,'' she added.

The CM underlined the Uttar Pradesh Control of Organised Crime Act (UPCOCA) had been designed on the lines of the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA), 1999, giving additional powers to the state to curb the organised crime. It would primarily deal with contract killers, kidnappers, gun-totting contractors, hawala traders, enemies of economic structure, fake drug traffickers and liquor Mafiosi.

''There is a need to honestly implement the stringent sections of the act for uprooting such heinous crimes,'' she observed.

''The way in which the Friday contemporaneous blasts at Varanasi, Lucknow and Faizabad were planned is a cause of concern. I want PPS officers to take the triple blasts seriously and prepare a strategy to prevent such terror acts in future,'' she added.

Meanwhile, in a meeting with SSPs, SPs and DMs at Tilak Hall of Legislative Assembly, Mayawati directed them to prepare a list of wanted criminals and mafias and start a special campaign for their arrest.

She warned that any dereliction of duty with respect to the law and order would be stringently dealt with.

UNI

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