Chennai police to be trifurcated, force to be modernised

Chennai: A long time speculation has become official. Chief Minister M K Stalin has said that Avadi and Tambaram will be upgraded as police Commissionerates.

This will be done by trifurcating the Greater Chennai Police Commissionerate, which is one of the biggest in the country. ‘Due to its sheer size, it is getting difficult to manage. Hence, the government has decided to trifurcate the Chennai Commissionerate,’ sources said.

Stalin also proposed to set up a police commission to reform the police force. Apart from announcing setting up of State Cyber Crime Investigation Centre to provide training and crack cyber crimes, the Chief Minister
said this centre will ensure prevention of online crimes against women and children, besides creating awareness.

He said a Marina Beach Life Guard unit headed by a Coast Guard Inspector would be set up to prevent drowning in sea by deploying 12 fishermen on contract basis in association with coastal security and fire services department.

He also announced setting up a mobile drone security wing at a cost of Rs 3.60 crore to monitor crowded places and long distance roads.

Apart from offering jobs to heirs of 1,132 police personnel on compassionate grounds, Stalin said he had already announced dropping of 5,670 cases registered against those who staged protests against the CAA, Methane, Neutrino project, Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project and the eight lane expressway.


NT Bureau