State sanctions advanced weapons for police

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Mumbai, Apr 13 (UNI) In a move to curb criminal and terrorist activities in the state, Maharashtra government has planned to equip the police with efficient and sophisticated weapons.

According to a top official from home ministry of state, state police would soon get 50 sophisticated automatic assault rifles for the Anti-Terrorism Squad's combat wing.

The approval was given on the request of state police chief last month asking MP-5 submachine guns, sniper rifles and night vision goggles for the Quick Response Team (QRT), he added.

When contacted the Deputy Commissioner of Police (head quarters I) Vijaysingh Jadhav said these weapons would empower the police force in confronting the hard core criminals.

In addition to this, state had also sanctioned Close Circuit Cameras (CCTVs) for all the 86 police station of the city. It is already been installed at 48 police stations so far, Mr Jadhav asserted.

The main monitor connected to these CCTVs would be placed in the chamber of senior inspector to enable him to keep a vigil on the activities in the police station, he added.

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