Bhubaneswar: Odisha Police today contributed Rs 1,61,61,412/- (Rupees One crore sixty-one lakh sixty one thousand four hundred and twelve only ) to the CMRF to support the people affected by the cyclone ‘FANI’. Dr. R P Sharma, DGP Odisha along with some Senior Officers of State Police today handed over the cheque of the aforesaid amount to A.P. Padhi, Chief Secretary, Odisha at his Secretariat Office.
Manoj Chhabra, ADGP(SAP), Sanjeeb Panda, ADGP (L&O), Soumendra Priyadarshi, IGP (CR), Amitabh Thakur, IGP (SAP), Yatindra Koyal, IGP SR, Berhampur, A. N. Sinha, DIGP NR, Balasore were present in the programme. More funds for assistance are being also expected from some other left over Establishments/Units of Odisha Police.
The police establishments and units which contributed this huge sum included district police organizations of most districts including Balasore, Baragarh, Berhampur, Bhadrak, Deogarh, Gajapati, Odisha State Armed Police and other wings of state police.
The tropical cyclonic storm ‘FANI’ made land fall Odisha Coast at Puri on 3rd May which left a trail of devastation and havoc in the state. More than one and half a crore people in the state were badly affected by this severe cyclone and lakhs of people lost their habitation and livelihood.