Special police force to be formed to check NH Crime

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Bhubaneswar: Odisha police is planning to form a special force to check the crime on National Highways in the state.A proposal in this regard has been sent to Odisha government for approval, said DGP Dr Rajendra Prasad Sharma.

In the wake of growing number of crimes taking place on National Highways in the state,  A letter has been written to Crime Branch asking to provide detailed list about the crimes reported from locations on the NH in the past three years. After receiving the list, the special force will be formed. A proposal in this regard has been sent to Odisha government for approval, said DGP Dr Rajendra Prasad Sharma.

As per the reports by Sharma, the move came in view of the inconveniences occurring with people visiting Odisha from outside state and country. As they are alien to the state, they used to lodge complaint with police of their respective states when they face any trouble here for which it is getting delayed in police investigation into the cases. It has been decided that the special police force will be formed in pattern that is operational in the cities like Mumbai, Delhi and Vishakhapatnam for police patrolling on the National Highways. The force will be comprised of the jawans from various battalions, he informed.