Chief Minister Hemant Soren said on Thursday that maintaining law and order in the state is the top priority of the government, especially insurgency and criminal incidents should be curbed at all costs so that a fear-free environment can be maintained. The Chief Minister was holding a high level review meeting with the Superintendents of Police of all the districts in the presence of senior police officers today. In this meeting, various issues related to law and order including extremism and crime control were reviewed. The Chief Minister said that the villagers should be given the benefits of the government’s schemes by setting up camps in the presence of police in Naxal-affected areas including Budha Pahad, Parasnath and Saranda. Along with this, basic facilities like electricity, water and roads should be made available in such areas.
Soren said that this will increase the credibility of the people towards the police and will help in controlling the extremist incidents with the cooperation of the general public. Police officials told the Chief Minister that the needy items are being continuously provided by the security forces to the people in the Naxal-affected areas through the ‘Civic Action Plan’.
Soren said that complaints of mobile use by many criminals lodged in jails are being received continuously and it should be stopped at any cost. The Chief Minister gave clear instructions to the police officers that the process of installing ‘jammer’ in all the jails of the state should be completed within a month.
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