Union Home Minister pays homage to deceased CRPF men

Union Home Minister pays homage to deceased CRPF men
Announces Rs. 38 lakhs to the families of the deceased
The Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh paid homage to the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans who are killed yesterday in the Naxal operation in Sukma District of Chhattishgarh. The Union Home Minister visited Raipur today. I salute the bravery of our CRPF men who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty, he added. The Union Home Minister announced Rs. 38 lakhs to the families of the deceased and Rs. 65,000 to those who injured.

Earlier in the day, Shri Rajnath Singh visited the hospital to meet the injured CRPF jawans and enquired about their condition.
The Union Home Minister said that the operation was going on for the past 15 days in Sukma and every time an operation is carried out it is full of risk. He said that Naxal violence is a national problem and reiterated that centre and the State government will jointly fight this menace.
Treaty on transfer of sentenced persons between India and Qatar
The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, today approved thesigning of the treaty on transfer of sentenced persons between India and Qatar.
The signing of the Treaty shall facilitate Indian prisoners imprisoned in Qatar or vice-versa to be near their families, for serving the remaining part of their sentence and shall facilitate their social rehabilitation.
Prior to 2004, there was no domestic legislation under which foreign prisoners could be transferred to the country of their origin to serve the remaining part of their sentence, nor was there a provision for the transfer of prisoners of Indian origin convicted by a foreign court to serve their sentence in India.
Hence the Repatriation of Prisoners Act, 2003 was enacted for serving this purpose. For achieving the objectives of the Act, a Treaty/Agreement is required to be signed with countries having mutual interest with India and later to be notified in the Official Gazette.
The Government of India has so far signed Agreements with the Governments of United Kingdom, Mauritius, Bulgaria, Brazil, Cambodia, Egypt, France, Bangladesh, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Iran., Kuwait, Sri Lanka, UAE, Maldives, Thailand, Turkey, Italy, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Israel, Russia, Vietnam and Australia. Negotiations have also been concluded with the Governments of Canada, Hong Kong, Nigeria and Spain.
Dedicated Air Support for ITBP
With a view to provide dedicated air support to Indo-Tibetan Border Police, the Government has accorded approval to ITBP for wet leasing of 02 Light Helicopters to meet its operational air support requirements in J&K and Uttarakhand through tendering process. The total expenditure likely to be incurred for wet leasing of 02 Helicopters is approximately Rs.40 Crore per annum.
Besides, dedicated air support is provided to ITBP through BSF MI-17 Helicopters as well as IAF Helicopters based on the availability of Helicopters to meet the operational requirement of the force on Indo-China border including J&K and Uttarakhand.
The following steps have been taken/being taken by the Government to strengthen the border outposts along Indo-China borders in the country:-
(i) Out of 35 newly sanctioned Border Out Posts (BOPs), 22 BOPs have already been opened along the Indo-China Border for strengthening existing border security. Remaining BOPs will be established by 2016. At present, ITBP is manning 163 BOPs.
(ii) In order to improve the existing road connectivity and to enhance the troop’s mobility, 27 ITBP priority roads are being constructed along Indo-China border.
(iii) With the aim to achieve connectivity to all ITBP BOPs and patrolling points/International passes, Government has approved 34 roads. (iv) 123 Mobile towers have been approved by the Government along the Indo-China Border to enhance the connectivity and border vigil.
(v) The critical infrastructure in the border areas of Arunachal Pradesh are also being strengthened to enhance troop’s mobility and border security in those areas.
This was stated by Minister of State for Home Affairs Shri Kiren Rijiju in a written reply to Shri Gajanan Kirtikar & others in the Lok Sabha today.
Online Monitoring of Security Related Data
A software “Terrorist Information System”, now called “Integrated Monitoring of Terrorism (i-MOT)”, has been developed by the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) to have a mechanism for creation and maintenance of a centralized data base on terrorist incidents including terrorist financing cases. The Central and State Law Enforcement Agencies upload the data directly to the server through the link that has been provided on the website of the Ministry of Home Affairs.
This was stated by Minister of State for Home Affairs Shri Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary in a written reply to Shri Faggan Singh Kulaste in Lok Sabha today.
National Disaster Management Command Centre
India and Russia have signed a bilateral agreement by which either country can seek assistance from the other by way of exchanging expert teams, equipments, supplies and support materials in case of an emergency. With a view to take suitable steps in this direction, the phase-I of the project titled “National Database for Emergency Management” has been made operational. It was further decided to start a pilot project which will be operative in 10 districts spread over 4 States. The pilot project has similarities with the Russian Emergency and Disaster Management Command Centre such as GIS based software application; two way video, audio and data communication capabilities and can receive inputs from technical forecasting agencies like India Meteorological Department. However, it differs from the Russian model in terms of role of the State Government in Disaster management to suit our Federal Polity requirements without merger of existing organizations or creation of a new Ministry.
A pilot scheme for setting up a National Disaster Management Command Centre was approved on 25th September, 2014 by the National Disaster Management Authority with an outlay of Rs. 19.64 crore to be implemented within a period of 18 months. The Scheme provides GIS based audio, video and data communication for emergency operation control at National, State and District level. The learning from the pilot project would help in further expansion of phase-II of National Database for Emergency Management.
This was stated by Minister of State for Home Affairs Shri Kiren Rijiju in a written reply to Shri Dharmendra Yadav & others in Lok Sabha today.
Infiltration at Borders
The details of infiltrators arrested and killed along with the number of security personnel injured/killed during infiltration bids during the current year, border wise are as under:-
Number of Infiltrators
Number of Security  Personnel

As reported by BSF, 24 kms of border fencing has been damaged in Jammu due to recent floods.  Government of India has sanctioned Rs.17.48 crore for restoration of damaged fence and border floodlights in Jammu.
Government has adopted a multi-pronged approach for effective domination and to check trans-border crimes including infiltration along the international borders of the country.
The steps taken in this regard inter-alia include:
·            Effective domination of the border by carrying out round the clock surveillance of the borders by patrolling nakas (border ambushes) and by deploying observation posts all along the international borders of the country. The riverine segments of international borders of the country are being patrolled and dominated with the help of water crafts/speed boats/floating Border Out Posts (BOPs) of Border Security Force( BSF) water wings.
·            Construction of fence, patrol roads, floodlighting systems and additional Border Out Posts.
·            Introduction of force multipliers and Hi-Tech surveillance equipments. Continuous efforts are made to procure the latest surveillance equipments fully equipped with day and night vision devices for further enhancing the border domination.
·            Vulnerability mapping of the Border Out Posts (BOPs) which are sensitive with regard to illegal migration/cross border crimes along the Indo-Bangladesh Border have been carried out.  These identified BOPs have been strengthened by deploying additional man power, Special Surveillance Equipment, vehicles and other infrastructure support.
·            Up-gradation of intelligence network, co-ordination with sister agencies and conduct of special operations along the borders.
·            Aerial Recce along the borders is also carried out from time to time.
Under the modernisation plan the Government has approved 95 ‘LORROS’ for Border Security Force (BSF).  The estimated value for this procurement is Rs.237 crore  (approx).
This was stated by Minister of State for Home Affairs Shri Kiren Rijiju in a written reply to Shri Dileep Singh Bhuria & others in the Lok Sabha  today.
Death of Prisoners in Custody
As per intimation received about death in Police Custody, the total cases registered this year upto 15/11/14 is 82 as against 140 in the previous full year. Maximum such cases have been recorded from Maharashtra amongst all States/UTs since 2013-14, with 18 cases registered this year while in J&K, no such death under Police Custody has been recorded since 2012-13.
As per intimation received about death in Judicial Custody, the total cases registered this year upto 15/11/14 is 974 as against 1,577 in the previous full year. Maximum such cases have been recorded from Uttar Pradesh amongst all States/UTs for all the past three years since 2011-12 besides the current year, with 188 cases reported this year while in J&K,only one such death under Judicial Custody has been recorded this year.
During the above period, including carried forward cases from previous years, in 476 cases of death in judicial custody, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) recommended monetary relief amounting to Rs. 8,85,20,000 besides disciplinary action in 32 cases. Further, in 221 cases of death in police custody including carried forward cases, the Commission recommended monetary relief of Rs. 5,84,40,000, besides disciplinary action in 10 cases and prosecution in 1 case. Pursuant to the guidelines issued by the Commission, every death in custody, Police or judicial, natural or otherwise, is to be reported to the commission, within 24 hours of its occurrence. In all such cases, the commission calls for various reports, including the inquest, post-mortem, video-graphy of post-mortem, magisterial inquiry report for ascertaining foul play or negligence, if any, which resulted in the death.
This was stated by Minister of State for Home Affairs Shri Kiren Rijiju in a written reply to Shri C.S. Putta Raju in Lok Sabha today.
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