Helpline for senior citizens in State: R R Patil

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Mumbai, Mar 31 (UNI) Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister R R Patil today said a helpline would be started for senior citizens in the State.

Replying to a question by Sanjay Dutt (Congress) about the murder of a senior citizen and a litterateur in Kolhapur, Mr Patil said the helpline facility would be started very soon.

Replying to another query by Jagdish Gupta (BJP), he said the forensic laboratory in the metropolis had been updated so that the narco and DNA tests can be conducted here.

Mr Patil said mobile laboratories would also be used to detect the crime, adding that cops at district level would also be trained about such tests.

To a question by Vijay Dygavane (Ind) about the rise in the road accidents, Mr Patil said laws for obtaining licences would be made stringent, and identification of accident zones would be done to prevent accidents.

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