‘125 Vacancy in Bhubaneswar Police, 9 PS without CCTV’

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Bhubaneswar: In Bhubaneswar among the other crimes theft cases are the most. Overall, the highest numbers of crimes were reported in the Saheed Nagar Police Station. The highest numbers of murder cases were reported in Jatni police station. Nine police stations do not have any women police at ASI or SI level.

Five police stations do not have washroom and six did not have separate washrooms for women. Nine police stations did not have CCTV cameras installed or not functioning. Eighteen police stations do not have Internal Complaint Committees established at the police station level. Like this some interesting facts have been collected by the Bhubaneswar Civil Society Forum on Human Rights and Commonwealth Human Rights Initiatives, New Delhi on Urban Police District Bhubaneswar and the report has been released.

The period of the study is from, April 2015 to March 2016 and data of twenty one police stations of Bhubaneswar were collected in the study to prepare this report. Theft was the crime most highly reported is 1792. Overall, the highest number of crimes were reported in the Saheed Nagar Police Station (799) closely followed by the Khandagiri Police Station (693). . It is of serious concern that kidnapping of minors is as high as 151 reported cases. This repot also brings forward the vacancy of police personnels in Urban Police District Bhubaneswar. Across the ranks, as against sanctioned strength, there was a shortfall of 18 Sub‐Inspectors, 6 Head Constables, 101 Constables during the study period. In total, out of 609 police personnel, 201 were not allotted government quarters in 2015-16. 343 complaints against police personnel were received by these different authorities in the Urban Police District of Bhubaneswar. 343 complaints against police personnel were received by these different authorities in the Urban Police District of Bhubaneswar during one year. Of the 252 complaints received by the District Human Rights Protection Cell, all of them were closed without inquiry. 14 complaints were received by the Lokpal/Police Complaints Authority, but no orders or recommendations were made due to the non-appointment of Lokpal/PCA during the period concerned. At present, the Lokpal/PCA is virtually defunct. Because of this gaps human rights activists and human rights organizations have gaven a set of recommendations to the Odisha Government and to the Department of Home.

In the report launching workshop former D.G.Police S.N. Tewari , Congress Spoke person Ganeswar Behera, BJB leader Lekhashree Samantasinghar, Devika Prasad, CHRI, CSFHR Convener Dhirendra Panda, Bagambar Pattnaik , Prasanta Paikray and others were present. Vote of thanks was given by Akhand.

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