#Budget 2016-17: Drabu Allocates Rs 1.93 Cr ‘Cost of Investigation’ To 193 Police Stations

policemen wash the blood of their colleagues in Zadibal area of Srinagar on May 23, 2016. Two policemen were shot dead by suspected militants early morning in Srinagar. PHOTO BY BILAL BAHADUR
Policemen wash the blood of their colleagues in Zadibal area of Srinagar on May 23, 2016. Two policemen were shot dead by suspected militants early morning in Srinagar. (Photo: Bilal Bahadur/KL)

Tasavur Mushtaq

SRINAGAR

Finance Minister Dr Haseeb Drabu invoked CAG report to announce a reform in the police system.

Between the period 2009-10 and 2013-14, Drabu said no funds were allotted for fuel to district police stations for running their police vehicles. Even now, he said, one third of the fuel quota was being consumed in to and fro journeys by vehicles from police stations to petrol pumps located at district headquarters which is adding to the problems in policing.

To improve the system and uplift the image of police, Dr Drabu proposed to give Rs 1 Lakh each to 193 police stations of the state as ‘Cost of Investigation’.

 

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