The Uttar Pradesh Police is all ready to undergo modernization. Their plan is to make the police personnel armed with body-worn cameras and full body protectors.
A budget of Rs 650 crore has been approved by the state’s department of home, for making the UP police Hi-tech and armed with modern policing gears and tools. Out of this amount Rs 4.8 crore has been set aside for the purchase of 1,200 body-worn cameras and 1,650 full-body protectors, while Rs 2.84 crore for 30,000 post-mortem kits.
Apart from this, a dedicated forensic science lab (FSL) will be set up at a cost of Rs 6.75 crore for helping in investigations of agencies like SIT, EOW, CB-CID and ACO. A dedicated mini-technical lab is also being developed in Kannauj.
In addition, hi-tech social media monitoring cells and law and order quick response teams will be established in ten districts of the state, as informed by a department official.
A crime scene videography app which is developed by NCRB has been implemented in the districts of state Muzaffarnagar, Barabanki and Aligarh in the first phase.
Forensic labs have been set up in Kannauj, Aligarh, Gonda and Bareilly. Temporary field units are also being set up in other 66 districts. While, cyber help desks have been set up in all 1,531 police stations of the state and training has been imparted to the appointed employees.
Action is being taken regarding the construction of administrative buildings for cyber police stations in 18 police ranges. The executive body has been designated for seven regional cyber police stations, namely Varanasi, Jhansi, Basti, Aligarh, Azamgarh, Gorakhpur and Banda.
The official said that an action plan has been prepared to implement it in other districts of the state and a technical committee has been constituted for the entire process at the Technical Services Headquarters.
The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath while speaking at a two-day Chintan Shivir (contemplation camp), which kicked off at Surajkund in Faridabad district of Haryana under the chairmanship of Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday, said that the recruitment, training and modernization of the police force, improvement in infrastructure along with coordination with the Ministry of Home Affairs in view of challenges have led to continuous improvement in the law and order situation in the state.
He explained that the enhancement of infrastructural facilities for the modernization of UP police, reforms in the police force, and connecting them with state-of-the-art technology have yielded good results in terms of controlling crime and establishing rule of law in the state.