Karnataka to send Police team for training in Israel

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Udupi, Nov 29 (UNI) In the wake of terrorist attack in Mumbai in which 195 people were killed and more than 300 injured, the Karnataka Government has decided to send a Police team to Israel for training, Home Minister Dr V S Acharya said today.

Speaking to reporters here, he said that the organized crimes in recent time had taken new dimension with the use of modern weapons.

"Our Police need to be well equipped and trained to meet these new challenges. Keeping this in view the State government has decided to send a team of State Police for training in Israel," Dr Acharya said that his Ministry has also decided to send another team of Police to Scotland for training in maintaining law and order and to deal with conventional crimes in the state more efficiently.

He said that with increase in the number of vehicles in major cities in the state, traffic maintenance has become a big problem for the police. To increase the efficiency of the police, the government has decided to send a 31 member police team to Singapore to get proper training in traffic maintenance. After the training 19 out of the 31 trained would be retained in Bangalore and the remaining would be deputed to train the other police personnel on traffic duty in the state.

He said that the number of vehicles in the state had now crossed one crore. For the better management of traffic, a Modern Traffic Management Centre had been set up in Bangalore recently. Under this, digital equipments, Optical Fiber System and CCTV have been installed at all major signal points. The number of signals in Bangalore had been now increased to 8000, he added.

Dr Acharya said that the government was also seriously thinking on how to deal with the new challenges posed in respect of organized crimes and how inter-state network could be built up to share information and deal with the new kind of terrorist attacks with the help of modern technology and equipment.

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