Goa CM Manohat Parrikar to reduce his security cover

Panaji, Jul 23: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday announced in the Legislative Assembly that he would trim his security cover by doing away with the escort policemen as other departments of police are facing shortage of personnel.

"I have decided to revert them (escort policemen) to the main pool," Parrikar said on floor of the House.

The Chief Minister also said that around 30 police personnel would be transferred from VIP security duty to the main pool and there services will be utilised in departments like Traffic Police, which is currently facing the shortage.

Parrikar was responding to a question on police shortage, tabled by Independent MLA Rohan Khaunte.

In a written reply, the Chief Minister admitted that the Traffic Police department is currently facing shortage by 46 per cent.

"The sanctioned strength of traffic cell is 522 but the current strength is only 329," he said.


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