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Hooda demands 100% Central grant-in-aid to modernise police force

Citing that the national capital shares borders with Haryana on three sides,Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has not only demanded a 100 per cent grant-in-aid for modernisation of the police force but also raised a demand for three more India Reserve Battalions to beef up police force in the state.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: April 17, 2012 12:40:42 am

Citing that the national capital shares borders with Haryana on three sides,Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has not only demanded a 100 per cent grant-in-aid for modernisation of the police force but also raised a demand for three more India Reserve Battalions to beef up police force in the state.

“The police force,security and intelligence systems of Haryana must be fully supported financially and technologically and in terms of human resources so that it can acquire same standards and capabilities as that of Delhi Police,” Hooda added,while requesting PM Manmohan Singh to provide adequate resources to Haryana.

“Delhi and Haryana share extensive borders with Punjab,Rajasthan,Himchal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh and has to deal with inter-state gangs indulging in trafficking of narcotics,gun-running and extortion crimes. The strategic importance of the state has made Haryana vulnerable to disruptive attempts by subversive elements. It is necessary that Haryana be placed in category A with 100 per cent Central grant-in-aid under the Modernisation of Police Forces Scheme (MPF Scheme). The aid should be increased and Haryana’s share for 2011-12 should be released at the earliest,” Hooda said.

While supporting the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) to root out the menace of terrorism at the Chief Ministers’ conference on Internal Security at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi,Hooda said,“NCTC will work as an integrating organisation responsible for collecting and analysing intelligence from states and operationalising effective offensive against terrorists. Terrorists do not respect territorial boundaries. We continue to put limitation on our effectiveness due to certain mistaken notions.”

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