The house of Palani constituency MP, S.K. Karvendhan at Dharmapuram in Erode had also been attacked by some miscreants on Thursday. Talking about the threat perceptions after the terror attack on Mumbai, the DGP said the police would keep a constant vigil over 1,070 km coastal area of the state to upgrade security in the region. He said 12 marine police stations were already functioning and efforts were being taken to strengthen the force by providing two boats to each marine police station. â€œThe coastal security will be streamlined, he said.
Stating that the fishermen were being sensitised to help the police, he said that land patrolling had also been intensified. Jain said the existing vacancies in the police force would be filled by the end of 2009, and there will be a requirement of around 60,000 police personnel including 10,000 in the special police force in future. One of the main recommendations of the third Police Commission was increasing the strength of police.
He said there was a plan to improve the police training schools in the state which would be able to train 10,000 persons at a time. Jain said the existing vacancies in the police force would be filled by the end o f 2009, There will be a requirement of around 60,000 police personnel including 10,000 in the special police force in future, he added.