Undavalli: Andhra Pradesh Director General of Police (DGP) Gautam Sawang said that special measures would be taken to curb rising crime against women and children in the state, on Tuesday.
He was speaking on the second day at the Collectors Conference for the District Police officials and other senior officials, held in Praja Vedika at Undavalli, under the aegis of Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy.
The DGP at the onset welcomed the dignitaries and spoke about the need to curb white-collared crimes in the state. He mentioned that the crime rate against women in the districts of Krishna, Guntur, Visakhapatnam and Krishna. He also mentioned that there has been alarming rise in the rate of crime against children.
Rendering statistics that thousands of people were dying in road accidents, he said there was a need to prevent such horrific accidents and loss of life. For that, the police are planning to conduct awareness programs on Road safety.
He also mentioned that compared to last year, Cybercrimes also increased in the state.
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He said that after bifurcation the state police faced great difficulties. The state wasn’t allocated enough resources. The Police Academy, Forensic Labs, counter-terrorism training centres were retained in Hyderabad. Many of the main training centres are operating in temporary buildings.
He thanked the Chief Minister for implementing the weekly -offs for the police staff. He informed the chief minister that a comprehensive report was completed by the Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Ravi Shankar Ayyanar.
The report was released by the Chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy along with Home Minister M Sucharitha, Chief Secretary LV Subramanyam and DGP Gautam Sawang.