Bhopal: Keeping in view of rising crime graph vis-à-vis shortage of police personnel in the force, the Madhya Pradesh Police Head Quarter (PHQ) in Bhopal has demanded an additional 89,000 police forces and a proposal in this regard has already been sent to the Home Ministry of the state.

Remarkably, number of police forces in the state is comparatively lower in comparison with its population.

According to reports, there are 87,000 police forces in the state at present which also includes police SAF and district level police forces. According to a survey carried out by PHQ, a police personnel in general roughly works for 14-15 hours whereas picket in-charges are working for 16-18 hours in the state.

Due to shortage of staff, there is intense work pressure on the police personnel. Also there is an acute shortage of forces in a number of police stations. Not only this, they are not even getting sufficient time to take proper rest.

The state government has already fixed the number of police personnel. Also, as per the police guidelines, there is not sufficient number of police personnel in the state irrespective of the fact that government has made several announcements in this regard but reality is that their number has not been increased so far.

As a result, the PHQ has been compelled to send another proposal to the government to recruit additional number of police forces in the state.

As per reports, 89,000 additional number of police personnel are required to take care of police posts, traffic, womens’cell and naxal infested areas. Particularly in view of increasing graph of crime in cities like Indore and Bhopal and particularly with criminals changing their tactics it has become pertinent to recruit additional number of police forces in the state.

JPN\ Bureau

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