Himachal seeks more funds for police modernisation



Shimla: Keeping in view rising crime in the state, Himachal Pradesh Chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal today sought enhanced funds from the Centre for police modernisation and strengthening its intelligence wing.

“Himachal Pradesh had been historically a very peaceful state…there has never been any issue of communal disharmony and internal security. “However, this is fast changing. Crimes and security related issues are no longer confined to the borders of the state,” said Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, while making case for more funds from the Centre.  Addressing the Chief Ministers’ Conference on internal security here, he said allocation under police modernization scheme needs to be enhanced from Rs 10 crores to Rs 46 crores to meet the gap.

Dhumal also demanded reimbursement of full expenditure incurred on the security provided to the Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama and his setup at Dharamshala.

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