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Obsolete Weapons, Shortage Of Manpower Give UP Police A Nightmare

न्यूज़ वर्ल्ड इंडिया | 0
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| July 24 , 2017 , 16:28 IST

If one can access to the CAG report, one must not wonder why goons in Uttar Pradesh have field days. The report's finding is astounding in regard to the shortage of manpower in the UP police department. The report has also revealed that how much weapons lying with the police in the state's police stations have become obsolete and more so the communication technologies have also become almost  useless.

While dissecting the police administration further  the CAG report has indicated that the forensic labs were ill-equipped to cope up the ever increasing number of case.  The report said that the police vehicles are also the area of concern as the patrolling and other important mobility are marred by the obsolete fleet.

The report pointed out that traffic system in the state has been plagued by the lesser number of police personnel and they also lack monitoring system in the wake of growing road networks.

'Lack of modern infrastructure to impart state-of-the-art-technology is severe capacity constraints in the state's police department,' the report said.

The more glaring example is one which says that 48 percent of the police force use.303 rifles which has already been declared obsolete by the ministry of home affairs (MHA) twenty years back.

The report has warned that scarcity of more than five lakh 9 mm ball ammunition will leave an impact on training and providing security apparatus to the VIPs in the state.

The CAG report has made it clear that Centre and state governments did not fulfil their obligations to release funds for the modernisation schemes during 2006-11.