Economic development in naxal-hit areas among top priorities in 2018: DGP

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Police will chalk out a plan in 2018 to ensure economic development in Maoist-affected districts, apart from intensifying its offensive operations against the ultras, said DGP RP Sharma today.

He further stated, “Not only we will deal with Maoists effectively but also become a partner in economic development in the naxal-affected areas.”

“In the new year, prevention of crime against women and child would be the major challenge. We would strengthen our existing preventive measures and introduce new ones to see that we comprehensively control crime,” the DGP stated.

Besides, cyber crime control is one of the top priorities. “We will create awareness among public on how to stay away from cyber crime,” he said.

The Odisha Police will also try to narrow the gap between cops and public in 2018, Sharma stated.