Puri: Odisha Director General of Police (DGP) Dr R.P. Sharma not only inaugurated the ‘Karuna Camp’ organized by the police personnel for distribution of free cooked food for general public, but also interacted with them, enquired about their well being and had food.
The DGP visited the cyclone affected Puri district yesterday and reviewed the progress of distribution of relief and restoration of communication, water and electricity supply, etc along with the district administration.
He emphasized and directed elaborate security arrangements of relief materials during transit from Bhubaneswar to Puri and to various destinations. He also directed to give adequate security at all relief distribution points. He categorically mentioned that there should be zero tolerance against anti-socials who indulge in looting of relief materials or creating unnecessary disturbance during distribution of relief and advised the district police to take strong and exemplary action against such elements.
The DGP also reviewed the post cyclonic efforts of District and Police administration in all the affected blocks like Bramhagiri, Krushnaprasad, Puri Sadar, Satyabadi, Delanga, Kanas, Pipili, Nimapara, Konark, Gop, etc and instructed for adequate police arrangements to be made to create an ambience of confidence where all officers of civil departments work without fear and motivated.
He also paid a visit to the Reserve Police Line and distributed biscuits to the children of affected Police families. More than 250 families residing in the Police Colony are the worst hit and their houses have been completely damaged. He whole heartedly praised the strenuous efforts being made by the officers and personnel of Puri District Police who performed their duty excellently despite all odds and distress of their families.
Prominent among others, Law & Order ADGP S.Panda, Central Range IGP S. Priyadarshi, Puri Collector Balwant Singh, Puri SP U.S.Dash, SP, Puri and other district level officers of various line departments were present in the meeting.
A press note issued by the Odisha Police State Headquarters also stated that the State Police have done a commendable job in Cuttack district too. Due to the timely intervention of Police, road blockades by the irate cyclone hit villagers have been averted yesterday in Gobindpur area.
Cuttack Rural SP R.B.Panigrahi has personally visited some villages in Olatpur area near NIRTAR to assess the situation. Electricity reconstruction work in Salipur, Nischintakoili and Tangi area is going on smoothly in presence of Police.
Police is also assisting civil administration in the relief distribution work. Police have distributed mineral water pouches to the victims in Tangi and Gurudijhatia locality.
The DGP also took a review of Jagstsinghpur district with SP Sudha Singh. Around 90,000 people have been evacuated before cyclone by Police with the help of civil administration. Biridi, Jagatsinghpur, Raghunathpur and Tirtol blocks have been worst affected by cyclone. While there were a few road blockades by agitated people demanding relief, all law and orders were met by the Police peacefully.
Distribution of relief materials as announced by Hon’ble Chief Minister has already started in those blocks under elaborate security arrangements.