THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state police have formed a special squad to curb goonda and quotation gang activities. The squad is part of a monitoring and enforcement mechanism by the police to prevent the reign of goons reported from some cities, state police chief Loknath Behera has said.
“A state-level special squad will be formed and its members will be divided among districts. The first squad has started functioning in Ernakulam. It will be monitored by an SP-ranked officer,” he said on Thursday.
The squad’s functions include collecting information on goonda and quotation gangs and sex trade, devising strategies to nab the gangs, case registration and further proceedings in association with the local police.
“The squad members in all districts will be finalised in a few days. A three-day training programme will be held for the members,” Behera said. The police chief said several steps were being taken to make the police stations people-friendly, to probe unsolved cases and to maintain law and order.