All police stations in the State of Tamil Nadu in India will be equipped with computers by next month. They will also be provided with fax machines and “simple gym equipment” to keep the police “fighting fit at all times.”

Making a slew of announcements at the valedictory of a conference of police officers at the Secretariat here today, the Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa, said stress management and group therapy would be imparted to the personnel to improve their health status. Thirteen ambulances would be purchased for district police establishments, Commissionarates and TSP battalions, at a cost of Rs. 81.18 lakhs. Noting that many Collectors and SPs made a request toher for additional allotment to the district rehabilitation fund to rehabilitate prohibition offenders, she said a further allotment of Rs. 2.5 crores would be made. Responding to a request from coastal district administrators, Ms. Jayalalithaa said speedboats would be provided for patrolling. “The crew will be outsourced locally using fishermen, with women crew also being promoted.” Six mobile checkposts would be established to “enable the district superintendents of police of Tiruvallur, Krishnagiri, Villupuram, Cuddalore, Nagapattinam and Tiruvarur” to curb transborder liquor smuggling. The Chief Minister announced the doubling of video piracy prevention units; providing CB-CID units with photocopiers, fax machines, telephones and cellphones; establishment of a marine training centre to develop sea faring skills at Mandapam; setting up of a mobile court in each district to deal with petty cases under the Motor Vehicles Act and building of an exclusive prison for women on the Cuddalore sub-jail premises.


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