Bhubaneswar: Odisha is going to create a special wing in the State police to handle cases related to women and children.

This is what the Odisha chief minister said on Tuesday while delivering the valedictory speech at the 62nd Senior Police Officers Conference 2020..

Patnaik said, ” Crime against women and children remains our focus area. I hereby announce creation of Special wing in Odisha Police to look after offences against women and children. I expect that with these initiatives, quality services will be provided to the women & children.”

I am happy to address the 62nd Senior Police Officers’ Conference, 2020. I hope that the recommendations emerging out of this conference will improve the quality of policing in the State.

The chief minister expressed his satisfaction with note that the law and order situation in the State remained peaceful in the year 2020. He also commend the overall effort of Odisha police in handling the Corona pandemic situation with compassion and empathy.

Stating that a progressive and sustainable improvement has been noticed in the Left Wing Extremism situation, Patnaik said, “The LWE problem is dynamic in nature and keeps changing, close monitoring and focused efforts should continue.”

The chief minister specially commend the work of SP, Malkangiri and Kandhamal in connection with handling Maoist menace.

He also appreciated the efforts of SP, Keonjhar and Angul for the overall improvement in the industrial atmosphere.

The chief minister said that the aim of Mo Sarkar has been that people coming to Police Stations should be treated with dignity.”It is satisfying to see that the feedback taken under Mo Sarkar has been very positive.”

“I would like to congratulate the State Police for organising an effective drive against Narcotic drugs throughout the State with the STF taking the lead. I am told that in this drive a record quantity of narcotics has been seized. Commendable work has been done by DIG, STF and SP, Koraput.”

However, he said, the special drive against organized crime and extortion should be carried out with more focused efforts.
Low conviction rate continues to be an area of concern, the chief minister said adding , ” All possible steps should be taken to enhance conviction rate by factoring in modern technology into the investigation.”