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DIG asks policemen to be tourist-friendly

Panaji: Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police, Rajesh Kumar has asked the police personnel to maintain tourist-friendly conduct and behaviour. Kumar was addressing the police personnel on the occasion of 58th Goa Police Raising Day, celebrated at the police headquarter ground in the city on Friday. 

“Goa is a tourist place and tourism industry is the mainstay of Goa. So our conduct and behaviour should always be tourist-friendly,” said Kumar.

He said that the Goa police have performed exceedingly well while ensuring the safety and security of the visiting dignitaries and major national events including 50th Golden Jubilee of IFFI.

“Our (crime) detection rate this year is 85 per cent which speaks volume of your hard work and professionalism. Emphasis this year has been laid on drive against human trafficking and more than 85 victims have been rescued,” stated Kumar.

“The Anti Narcotic Cell (ANC) deserves appreciation for nabbing criminals involved in drug peddling. The cell has seized huge quantity of drugs including some major seizures,” he said, adding that, “207 cases have been registered during the current year by ANC and district police, amounting to a seizure of approximately 84 kg drugs”.

He said that the forensic science laboratory at Verna has started working in full swing and several state-of-the-art equipment have been inducted. “It is important to mention that cyber crime poses a major threat due to the growing digitalisation and e-commerce. Goa police cyber cell has been made fully functional to deal with the growing menace of cyber crime,” said Kumar.

“Detention centre has been made functional at Mapusa and 50 foreign nationals have been detained, out of which 35 have been deported and process for rest of them is on,” informed Kumar.

Kumar further stated that 108 newly recruited police constables are undergoing basic training at PTS, Valpoi and will join the force after the training. He also informed that 85 new vehicles will be procured shortly.

“To motivate the force, a large number of promotions and confirmations have been effected this year,” he said. This year, 890 police personnel have been promoted and 440 police personnel have been granted MACPS (Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme), informed Kumar.

On the occasion, Kumar handed over cash prize and rolling trophies to the three best police stations, which are 1st–Vasco, 2nd Collem and 3rd Calangute police station. Twenty four police personnel were awarded with DGP insignia for their excellent services.

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