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R R backs police force

Says he is confident police will solve Dabholkar murder.

Written by Express News Service | Pune |
October 28, 2013 1:28:50 am

Home Minister R R Patil Sunday said the state government had confidence in the police machinery that they would solve the murder of anti-superstition activist Dr Narendra Dabholkar.

Speaking to reporters at the Pune police headquarters after the concluding ceremony of the seventh All India Police Shooting Championship,Patil said: “We have full confidence in the police machinery and we are aware the investigating teams are putting in all the efforts they can to solve the case. The police forces have taken up the investigation as a challenge. The state government is providing all the required assistance sought by the police.”

When asked about the pending transfers of senior police officers,Patil said: “In Maharashtra,the transfers of police officers are governed by two laws — the Transfers Act and the Bombay Police Act. One law says their tenure should be two years,while the another says three years. To resolve this confusion,a cabinet sub-committee was formed and it has submitted its report to the CM. A decision will be taken by the cabinet soon.”

Police on Alert after Patna blasts

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R R Patil said an alert was issued to the police across Maharashtra in the backdrop the low-intensity serial blasts in Patna on Sunday. “There is no specific terror input about the state. However,an alert has been issued,” he said. Director General of Police Sanjiv Dayal too said the police machinery had been kept on alert.

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