GOA: In a major decision, the state government has decided to create two new police districts Mapusa and Ponda to further facilitate maintaining of the law and order situation in the state. The Mapusa district will cover police stations in Mapusa and Bicholim talukas, while the Ponda district will include police stations in Ponda, Quepem and Sanguem talukas.
“There will now be a total of four police districts with four district SPs. This decision will enable better and effective control over law and order, and prevention of crime,” chief minister Pramod Sawant said. Reacting to the government decision, director general of police Mukesh Kumar Meena said that the last police district was created in 1987. The situation is different today, Meena said.
“Creation of new district at Mapusa and Ponda will enable better and effective control over law and order and in prevention of crime. It will also facilitate the people from remote places to visit district superintendent of police within a short time. Likewise, district SP will also be able to attend meetings with people in remote areas,” the CMO stated.
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