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Nitish holds high level meeting over law and order

Patna:Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today held a high level meeting on law and order situation, which decided to set up a help line under the state police chief which will function round the clock to receive complaints.

The meeting decided to initiate necessary action on information of crime gathered from social media and other means, an official statement said here.

The meeting at the CM’s residence was attended by Chief Secretary Anjani Kumar Singh, Director General of Police P K Thakur, Principal Secretary, Home Amir Subhani, DG Training K C Dwivedi, Additional Director General of Police (Headquarter) Sunil Kumar and his counterpart in Law and Order Alok Raj among others.

The CM gave directions in the meeting to continue vehicle checking and campaign against those plying two wheelers without helmets, the statement said.

Considering the importance of CCTVs in tracking crimes, the meeting decided to install CCTV cameras across the state, it said.

It was decided that preparations for stopping illegal trade of drugs and illicit liquor would start after prohibition comes into effect in the state from April 1, 2016 and laid emphasis on providing security to companies engaged in execution of developmental projects in the state.

The meeting would continue tomorrow, the statement said.

The high level meeting on law and order assumes significance in view of the sharp criticism the state government over the killing of a LJP leader, two engineers in Darbhanga and a jeweller in Patna among others recently.

The opposition BJP has been regularly attacking the Nitish Kumar government over the law and order situation in the state, with NDA ally LJP recently claiming that the situation in the state was fit for imposition of President’s rule due to the soaring crime graph.