Paramilitary unit ready by next year
Bangalore: The India Reserve Battalion (IRB), a paramilitary force on the lines of the CRPF, based in Karnataka will be operational within a year. Home minister V S Acharya said here on Wednesday the state govt is acquiring 500 acres of land in Dharwad to set up the IRB headquarters, besides a training centre in Koppal. Though the new unit will be at the disposal of the Union home ministry, it would be under state control under an Inspector-General of Police.
1500 new vehicles for police: The state will soon replace 1,500 old and obsolete police vehicles with new ones, at a cost of Rs 18 crore. "The new vehicles, which are faster and more powerful than the old ones, will be introduced to the existing fleet,'' Acharya said.
He said every police vehicle will be condemned after 10 years of induction and auctioned after getting the state govt`s permission through the director general of police.
142 APPs to be appointed: Considering a long-pending demand, the state government will soon appoint 142 assistant public prosecutors to fill the existing vacancies in the state, Acharya said.