Karnataka to send police team to Israel for training

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Udupi, Nov 30: The Karnataka government has decided to send a police team to Israel for training in the wake of terror attacks in Mumbai, Home Minister V S Acharya said.

Talking to reporters here yesterday, he said as organised crimes had taken a new dimension with the use of sophisticated weapons, the state police need to be well equipped and trained to meet these challenges.

'' Keeping this in view, the state government has decided to send a police team for training in Israel,'' Dr Acharya said.

He said 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 more efficiently.

Besides, the government has decided to send a 31-member team to Singapore to get proper training to bolster the efficiency of the traffic police. '' With the number of vehicles in major cities in Karnataka increasing, regulating traffic has become a big problem.

So we have decided to sent a team to Singapore,'' he added.

After the training of the traffic police personnel, services of 19 out of the 31 would be utilised in Bangalore, while the remaining would be deputed to train other policemen on traffic duty in the state.

UNI

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