Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government has approved to sanction 27 new posts in the Special Task Force (STF) of Odisha Police and to set up a dedicated unit within the STF to target drug trafficking, informed DGP Abhay on Tuesday.
Addressing mediapersons, the DGP said that Odisha Police has taken concerted action against drug trafficking especially in recent times and the STF has been leading in this fight.
He informed that the State Government has approved the proposal of the Odisha Police for strengthening the STF. The government has sanctioned 27 new posts in the STF, including a post of SP and three DSPs.
Further, the Government has approved the sanction of a dedicated unit with the STF for only targeting drug trafficking.
Thanking Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for strengthening the STF and always guiding and supporting in the action against drug trafficking, the DGP said that in fact, it is at the direction of the Chief Minister that Odisha Police is giving the highest priority to the fight against drug trafficking.
DGP Abhay assured the Government, the Chief Minister, and the people of Odisha that the STF will continue to excel and the fight against drug trafficking will continue to reach greater heights.