CM inaugurates 6 new police stations, 20 police outposts
By Our Staff Reporter
Dehradun, 13 Feb: Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami today inaugurated 6 new police stations and 20 new police outposts in the state on virtual basis from the Secretariat, here, this afternoon. These new police stations and outposts are related to those areas that were designated as revenue police areas in the past but now have come under jurisdiction of the regular police. These 6 new police stations will have 661 villages under them, while the 20 police outposts (chowkis) will have 696 villages under their jurisdiction.
The six new police stations inaugurated by the Chief Minister include Yamkeshwar police station in Pauri district, Chham police station in Tehri district, Ghat police station in Chamoli district, Khansue police station in Nainital district and Deghat and Dhaulchina police stations in Almora district. The 20 new outposts inaugurated by the Chief Minister today include Lakhamandal in Dehradun, Bironkhal in Pauri, Gaja, Kandikhal and Chamiala in Tehri, Nauti, Narayanbagh and Urgam in Chamoli, Chowpata and Durgadhar in Rudraprayag, Sankri and Dhauntri in Uttarkashi, Aukhalkanda in Nainital, Dhanachuli, Hedakhal and Dhari, Majkhali, Jageshwar and Bhaunkhal in Almora and Barakot in Champawat districts.
Chief Minister Dhami observed that, with development, and changes in the arrangements, regular police will be taking over in place of revenue police in the state in a phased manner. The decision will be taken following an assessment whether regular police is needed in place of the revenue police. The Chief Minister said that the state government is committed to paving the way for prosperity through good governance. The police system is the mirror of the law and order of the state. Police have a big responsibility to ensure security, and law and order. He said that there is always scope to improve the system. Uttarakhand Police will have to work continuously in this direction. The Chief Minister said it is also a big responsibility of the police to earn the trust of the people and, at the same time, instill fear among the criminals.
The Chief Minister said that, apart from their regular duties, the police officers will have to continuously work on subjects related to public interest. He said that, by 2025, the Uttarakhand Police will have to work continuously to make Uttarakhand a drug-free state, undertake the cleanliness campaign and other works of social concern. The Chief Minister said that the perception of the people about the police had changed positively since the Corona period. The work done by the Uttarakhand Police in adverse circumstances was commendable.
Also present on this occasion were MLAs Shailarani Rawat, Renu Bisht, Suresh Singh Chauhan, Director General of Police Ashok Kumar, Additional Chief Secretary, Home, Radha Raturi, while other senior police officers, MLAs Ram Singh Kaida, Anil Nautiyal, participated on a virtual basis. District Magistrates and SSPs/SPs were also present.