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Karnataka Police to strengthen CCB

Posted on Nov 28, 10:07AM | UNI

The Karnataka government will strengthen the Central Crime Branch (CCB) following increase in crime in the City, Deputy Chief Minister and Home Minister R Ashok Said today.

Speaking after launching of 21 Police Service under 'Sakaal' here, he said "as the city is growing and more than one crore people living, the number of crimes is increasing.

Hence, within a week a meeting of top police officials would be held to discuss the subject." He said CCTVs would be installed at all corners in the city. Already 108 CCTVs were functioning and 160 more will be installed and a centralised control room will be established.

Mr Ashok said after execution of Ajmal Kasab for his involvement in 26/11 terrorist attack the number of threat calls have increased. Hence the entire state has been put under alert, including the coastal areas. Fishermen would also be utilised to gather information about movement of unknown persons, he said.

Under 'Sakaal' the state government provides information to the public who uses it in a time bound manner.

Minister for Law S Suresh Kumar said 'Sakaal' has won appreciated from all States as it ensures not only information but also progress of a case.