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Odisha DGP Bats For Holistic Development In 'Swabhiman Anchal'


02 November 2019

Panchanan Dash


Malkangiri: Holistic development has to be taken up in 'Swabhiman Anchal' (earlier known as cut-off area) in Malkangiri district stated Odisha Director General of Police (DGP) BK Sharma briefing reporters at the district police headquarters here.

"The issue should not be seen as a military solution but should be dealt in a holistic manner. In Swabhiman Anchal holistic development has to be taken up. Our approach is a comprehensive development approach in Swabhiman Anchal can bring back normalcy in the area," said Sharma who is on a visit to the district.

The DGP said that for holistic development to take place, anti-Naxal operations have to be intensified to stamp out the outlaws.

Giving an idea about holistic development in Swabhiman Anchal, the DGP said that some work has been done and in the coming days, construction of roads in the area has to be expedited and law and order has to be maintained.

While informing that it was his first visit to Malkangiri after assuming the office of the DGP, Sharma added that he would be visiting Koraput and Malkangiri during this visit. 

"Basically, I will be taking stock of the functioning of the S P offices, anti-Naxal operations, the morale of the jawans, difficulties faced by them and what more can be done from our side to boost their efficiency levels. I will also try to solve the family-related and welfare-related issues of jawans during this visit. The big thing is inter-departmental coordination between CRPF, BSF, district police and district administration," the DGP pointed out.

On being asked by reporters whether he discussed 'Mo Sarkar'and 5T initiatives with the officers in the meeting the DGP said that he has called a meeting in this regard.

"I have asked all officer in-charges, inspectors, constables of all police stations and reserve line APR force of Malkangiri district for a meeting on Mo Sarkar and 5T. It is basically offering transparent service to anyone visiting a police station for some service, be it for registering an FIR, or for Passport verification, etc," he said. 

BK Sharma, DGP, Odisha