AP govt constitutes independent Marine Police wing

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    AP govt constitutes independent Marine Police wing, IBN Live News

    Hyderabad, May 31 (PTI) Andhra Pradesh government today constituted an independent wing of Marine Police under Inspector General of Police (IGP) for effectively guarding around 1000-km-long bay of Bengal coast in the state.The wing is modelled on the lines of Government Railway Police (GRP) and coastal security group in Tamil Nadu.The marine police wing, with headquarters at Visakhapatnam, will bring all marine police stations under its administrative control, and will have an inspector general (marine police), superintendent of police, one ASP, two DSPs, said Principal Secretary (Home) P Gautam Kumar.Andhra Pradesh currently has six marine police stations along the bay of Bengal coast, stretching from Sri Potti Sriramulu Nellore to Srikakulam district, covering a total coastline of 974 kms. In the second phase of coastal security scheme 15 new marine police stations have been sanctioned.The state DGP had earlier proposed for formation of a separate and independent wing of marine police to function under an officer of the rank of IG with an intention to make the marine police a formidable force in policing the sea coast and high seas in territorial waters by imparting training in sea-faring skills, rescue operations, patrolling, and interception.The state government accepted the proposal and passed a notification in this regard today.
     
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