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Uttarakhand : Dhami will gradually deploy regular police in the entire revenue area of Uttarakhand

After the Ankita Bhandari murder case, a big change is coming in Uttarakhand. After the delay in the search for Ankita, who went missing from the resort, questions were raised on the functioning of the revenue police. Although Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami had formed an SIT to put Ankita’s killers behind bars, but the protesters did not show promptness in the case, many times the revenue police in Uttarakhand were brought to court. After Ankita’s murder, Assembly Speaker Ritu Khanduri and former Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat also raised questions about the revenue police. After the murder, the Uttarakhand government came into action and announced that the revenue police system would be phased out from the hilly districts of Uttarakhand. will be given The Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Wednesday approved the removal of the Revenue Police. The state cabinet has approved six new police stations and 20 outposts, taking a principled decision to phase out the revenue police system. Gradually, the work of law and order in the entire revenue area will be handed over to the regular police.

In the first phase, sensitive areas related to tourism and criminal activities will be included in the Civil Police. In this regard, the government has decided to open six new police stations and 20 police stations in revenue areas. The revenue police system in Uttarakhand has been running since the British era, but due to the increase in criminal activities in these areas for the last several years, the government has to hand over these areas to the police.

It is known that after Ankita Bhandari’s murder, the High Court heard on Wednesday a public interest litigation filed again to end the system of revenue police in Uttarakhand. In this case, a bench of Chief Justice Vipin Sanghi and Justice RC Khulbe directed the Chief Secretary to submit a personal affidavit within three weeks.

The court also said in the affidavit that what happened to the decision given by the High Court in this regard in the year 2018? In the said order, it was asked to end the revenue police system in the state within six months and hand over the investigation of crimes to the civil police.

New Police Stations:

Yamakeshwar, Cham, Ghat, Khansyun, Deghat and Dhaulzina

New Outposts:

Lakhamandal, Beeronkhal, Gaja, Kandikhal, Chamiyala, Nauti, Narayanbagar, Urgam, Chopta, Durgadhar, Sankri, Dhautari, Aukhalkanda, Dhanachuli, Hedakhan, Dhari, Majkhali, Jageshwar, Bhaunkhal, Barakot