Odisha DGP asks force to be alert on economic, cyber crimes

Cuttack: Odisha Director General of Police, Sanjeev Marik, today asked the police personnel to be vigilant with regard to the rise in economic and cyber crimes across the state.

Speaking at the 80th Odisha Police Foundation Day after taking salute of an impressive parade at the police headquarters here, the DGP said the Naxal menace, organised crimes and economic and cyber offences are now the major challenges of the state police.

?Although, we have been able to contain the Naxal menace to a great extent in the state, yet we need to do more to nip it in the bud?, Marik said adding that police modernisation is on to accomplish the mission.

He said national and international sports personalities of the state are now getting direct entry into Odisha police.

Calling upon the police force to be ?careful? and ?receptive? towards the poor, downtrodden, minorities, women and children, the DGP said police force is an important wing in the democratic set-up of the country and the force is always answerable to the common man.

Several policemen were awarded cash prizes by the DGP for their achievements on the occasion.