Monday, October 6, 2008

Karnataka Police University

Karnataka Police University

Mysore: Karnataka Home Minister V S Acharya today said the state police university would provide training to the police personnel. Speaking at Karnataka Police Academy(KPA) here, Dr Acharya said there was a demand for such university in the State, as the Karnataka Police has a separate status in the country, it needs better facilities for high-standard training to the selected candidates.

Intelligence wing

In a major initiative in the "war against terrorism and insurgency," the new Government in Karnataka has decided to create a separate Cadre of Intelligence to meet effectively the challenges posed by terrorist outfits which have raised their ugly heads in recent years.

According to Additional Director-General of Police, Corps of Detective (COD), D V Guruprasad, the decision to set up a separate cadre for intelligence wing was taken in response to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's recent call to all states for improving intelligence gathering mechanism to meet the growing challenges of terrorist and insurgent outfits.

In the first phase, as many as 25 posts of Sub-Inspectors would be created in the intelligence department and recruitments made. The process had already begun, Mr Guruprasad said and added that ''only a few states in the country are having separate intelligence cadre on the line of the IB and Karnataka will join the band of such states shortly''.

Elaborating on the recruitment process and subsequent training for the intelligence personnel, Mr Guruprasad said the recruits would undergo rigorous training both under the central intelligence and military intelligence wings. They would also be sent for strenous commando training.

Karnataka, which was relatively remaining peaceful and free from activities of terrorist and insurgent groups such as Maoists and Jihadi groups all these years, has witnessed a couple of incidents in which militants had thrown challenges to the police.

After the 2005 attack on the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), one of the countrys premier centre of excellence in higher education, the state police had shrugged off its conservative approach to such acts and had been taking new initiatives to tackle the situation.


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