Cuttack, Jan 10:
Director General of Police (DGP) Prakash Mishra on Friday said that the State Police would intensify its anti-Maoist operation to curb their ongoing violence in the state especially in the southern districts.
Briefing newsmen after inaugurating the 57th Senior Police Officers’ conference here, Mishra said that efforts are on to nab the Maoist leader and head of the Odisha Maobadi Party Sabyasachi Panda.
Referring to the rising incidence of crime against women, he said the state police would act tough against those involved in such heinous crimes.
“Steps would be taken to provide adequate security and protection to the women who are subjected to harassment and physical torture”, the DGP added.
Taking note of the rise in accidents and robbery on the National Highways, he said steps are being taken to strengthen highway policing.
The two-day conference, being attended over 110 senior officials including all district Superintendents of Police, range IGs and DIGs, commandants of all armed police battalions, officers of Home Guards and Fire Services, State Vigilance and other police establishments, would deliberate on a host of issues including the ongoing Maoist menace, crimes against women, community policing, human rights violation, protection of weaker sections, highway and coastal policing.
The conference will have an open session in which the district SPs would discuss the problems in their respective districts and prepare a consolidated report.
The concluding session of the conference to be held in Bhubaneswar on Saturday would be graced by chief minister Naveen Patnaik.