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Home Minister Bommai promises to fill 16,000 vacancies in Police Department

Mysuru, October 18:- “In the next 18 months or so, 16,000 posts of police staff and 1,000 sub-inspector posts will be filled,” said Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Friday.

He was speaking after receiving the guard of honour at the ‘Passing out Parade’ of 42nd batch of police sub-inspectors (KSISF) and RSI (CAR/DAR) and KSRP at the Parade Ground of Karnataka Police Academy at Nazarbad in the city.

“We are filling 6,000 posts this year. We will bring better changes to the department in the coming days. Along with technological advancement, cybercrime is also increasing. Controlling it is the greatest challenge. We have to concentrate more on this as well. Police have to be honest,” he said.

Trainees who won in various competitions were handed awards at the event.

Bane Siddanna won the best rifle firing award, Sanjiva Gattiragi won the best revolver firing and cup. Umashree Kalakutagi walked away with best directors assessment KSISF Cup, Raghuraj won Home Minister’s Best Indoor Cup, while Manjanna won Home Minister’s Best Outdoor Award. Raghuraj was awarded DG&IGP’s cash award and overall runner-up award. Arpita Reddy emerged as the best female trainee. Best trainee Charan S won Chief Minister’s Cup and Home Minister’s Cup.

Director-General of Police (Training) Padam Kumar Garg, Inspector General of Police (Training) Ravi S, director of Karnataka Police Academy Vipul Kumar and staff were present. (MR/KS)

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