NAGPUR: The Nagpur police will host a day-long inter-State police coordination meet on Monday to formulate a strategy to check crime across borders.“IPS officers of the rank of Superintendent of Police and above from Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Eastern Maharashtra will participate in the coordination meeting on August 28. This meeting is an initiative of Nagpur Commissioner of Police K. Venkateshan. The aim is to discuss and formulate a strategy to check criminal activities and criminals operating in these three adjoining areas,” Nagpur Joint Commissioner of Police Shivaji Bodkhe said at a press conference on Saturday.Mr. Bodhkhe said the police have observed that miscreants commit the crime in one of these regions, and go into hiding into the neighbouring region. “This meeting will see the exchange of information about such crimes and criminals. Nagpur is emerging as a transport hub, and the city is expected to see an increase in the population of migrants. Most of the districts in eastern Maharashtra share borders with districts in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. The districts adjoining Chhattisgarh also witness Maoist activities, so it is important to share information and improve coordination,” he said.The Additional Director General of Police of the Crime Investigation Department of Madhya Pradesh police and the Inspector General of Police of Chhattisgarh’s Durg range will represent their States at this meeting. In all 22 IPS officers, including the SPs of Rajnandgoan, Kanker, Balaghat and Gadchiroli districts, will take part.
Over 73,000 farmers from six districts were given debt relief certificates worth ₹.485.69 crore at a function in Rampura, Sangrur district, on Thursday. The relief was provided under the farm debt waiver scheme of the Punjab government.SAD flayedHanding over certificates to 14 farmers as a token gesture, Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal used the occasion to hit out at the opposition Shiromani Akali Dal, accusing its leadership of trying to “tarnish the image” of the Congress government through false propaganda.“They (SAD) failed to do anything for the farmers during their 10-year rule and now they are indulging in propagating false information among people about the Congress,” he said.Punjab Congress president Sunil Jakhar accused the Akalis of “destroying” the State to promote their vested interests. “The hue and cry over the debt waiver scheme was being made only by influential defaulters, most of whom belonged to the SAD,” he claimed, urging Chief Minister Amarinder Singh not to consider their case and initiate action against them for wilful default.Farmers from Sangrur, Barnala, Patiala, Fatehgarh Sahib, SAS Nagar and Rupnagar districts were the beneficiaries in the current phase of the implementation of the farm debt waiver scheme.