Kerala police adopts decentralised system for anti-goonda squad

The Police have adapted a decentralised system to ensure effective functioning of the recently-formed anti-goonda squad.

Published: 04th November 2016 05:14 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th November 2016 05:14 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Police have adapted a decentralised system to ensure effective
functioning of the recently-formed anti-goonda squad. An order issued by state police chief Loknath Behera  in this regard said the tenmember squad will be headed by Police Training College principal P Prakash. The  team will have officers from the rank of sub-inspector to civil police officer.

Its headquarters will be the  Police Training College. State Crime Records Bureau (SCRB) SP will associate with the squad by sharing  information on persons engaged in goonda activities.

The squad has been asked to collect information on  goondas, gangs and their hideouts in each district. Details of those who protect them and persons serving jail   term for goonda activities will also be collected. The activities of the squad should be reported to the  headquarters IG who in turn will submit a monthly review report to the state police chief.

The DGP has issued directions to form district-level anti-goonda squads headed by a sub inspector in every district. The staff strength is as follows: Ernakulam City - 20, Thiruvananthapuam City - 18, Thiruvananthapuram Rural-15, Kozhikode City -15, Kollam City - 10, Thrissur City - 10 and other districts - 10.

The members will be given two-day training at the Police Training College. District squads will be monitored by the district police chiefs. District special branch and shadow team members in all districts have been asked to support the team.


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