GUWAHATI, July 13 � In view of the rise in the number of accident-related cases, the law-and-order review meeting held at the Koinadhara official residence of the Chief Minister here decided to create a special Police Highway Patrol to deal with emergency accident cases as well as crimes on the National Highways.
State�s Director General of Police (DGP) Khagen Sarma informed the meeting that the accident-prone areas have already been identified and the highway patrolling would be focussed on these areas, said an official press release here.
The meeting also fixed the time limit for disposal of verification cases by the police as a month. It also chalked out an action plan to bring down the number of verification cases in all the districts by August 15 this year.
DGP Khagen Sarma informed the meeting that the process is on to bring down the cases of verification in some districts of the State. Almost one lakh verification cases are received by the police annually.
The Chief Minister asked the senior police officials to initiate measures to clear the huge backlog of cases in different police stations across the State to a reasonable level within the next six months. Senior police officials apprised the Chief Minister that steps are being taken to augment the police force through different ways for quick disposal of cases.