Raj police has brought laurels to the state: Minister

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Jaipur, Dec 10 (UNI) State Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria today said the Rajasthan Police has made commendable achievements in the last four years, among them which includes bagging two international awards.

Mr Kataria, addressing a press conference here, said the police force had earned laurels by bagging two international awards. The American Clarks and Babyan Law Enforcement award was conferred on the state police for its efforts in wildlife protection while the Asia Pacific Risk Conference award was conferred for busting the internationl gang operating in credit card cloning. Also, the Netherlands-based organisation Alltez Gobal Alliance had adjudged the Shipra police station in Jaipur as the best police station in the world.

Mr Kataria said his department made considerable efforts in modernising police stations and personnel with 200 of the 711 police stations in the state accredited with ISO certification.

He said all the 711 police stations in the state were computerised. While Rs 446 crore was spent for the modernisation of the force in the year 2006-07, another Rs 62 crore had been earmarked in the same head for the year 2007-08. The force has been strengthened with the recruitment of an additional 11,000 personnel.

The Minister said Rajasthan's pioneering effort in better conviction with the introduction of 'case officer scheme' had shown results. He said the conviction rates in the state had gone up to an all time high of 89 per cent.

The Special Operations Group (SOG) to tackle organised crime was able to bust the criminal gang operating in the state and also was instrumental in busting the high tech crime of cloning credit cards.

He said the border district of Ganganagar had stood in the top position in busting organised criminal gangs.

The Minister said the emphasis on the police was better crime managment with preventive measures and changing the image of the police force with a human face.

He took credit for the passage of the Rajasthan Police Act 2007 in line with the Model Police Act which only a few states had done so far.

UNI

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