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New office of DIG opened

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Constructed at a cost of Rs.49.50 lakh in Dindigul

— PHOTO: G. KARTHIKEYAN.

GOOD:The new office of the DIG that was inaugurated on Friday.

MADURAI: A new office premises of the Deputy Inspector General of Police (Dindigul Range) was inaugurated on the Dindigul-Tiruchi bypass on Friday.

Speaking on the occasion, Inspector General of Police (south zone) S.S. Krishnamoorthy said that the range was established in 1997 and catered to the needs of the public from Dindigul and Theni districts.

The new building has been constructed at a cost of Rs.49.50 lakh with 4,071 square feet, which has a conference hall, visitors' room among other facilities.

The DIG of Police (Dindigul Range) Shailesh Kumar Yadav said that they had planted 250 saplings on the new campus during the last nine months when the construction activities were under way, with the support of the Armed Reserve Police.

Later, talking to reporters, Mr. Krishnamoorthy said that the Vilampatti police station near Nilakottai would get a new building by this month-end. On the shortage of police personnel in Dindigul district, he said that throughout the State, police stations had been classified into heavy, medium and light categories.

In Dindigul district, out of 42 police stations, 8 falls under heavy category, while 11 are medium and 23 classified as light stations. About 200 policemen would be additionally required and he hoped that in about two years the district would not have vacancies as per its sanctioned strength.

He assured to get the space (belonging to the police department) near the All Woman Police Station, Dindigul bus stand, cleared and convert it into a playground for the police personnel.

To a query on the naxal movements, he said that whenever the police received inputs, it conducted search operations in the region. Dindigul Superintendent of Police R. Dhinakaran among others participated.

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