Bhubaneswar:29/6/17; Odisha police would soon be armed with unmanned aerial devices for night hour surveillance and intelligence gathering on Maoists and criminals.
The latest state-of-the-art instruments could come in handy for keeping tab and tracking the movements of Maoists and crime mongers, said officials.
The state government today accorded approval for procurement the latest gadgets and equipment for operational efficiency of state police. The State Level Empowered Committee which met today at the state secretariat approved investment to the tune of Rs 45 crore for police modernization programme.
There will new additions of 10 categories of equipment and instruments to the existing police infrastructure. Those included the devices for upgradation of intelligence gathering system, training resources, strengthening of armoury, advanced technical devices for crime investigation, forensic laboratory, home guard equipment, mobility support to police etc.
The high-tech devices like body camera, unmanned aerial machines for gathering of intelligence, higher speed vehicles, smart cell phone jammer, contraband buster, telescopic manipulator, real time viewing system, rock climbing wall, digital VHF, radio modem data communicator, canine equipment for detective dog squad, advanced video enhancer software with image authentication, high speed spectrophotometer for DNA lab, bullet proof helmet, equipment for social media monitoring cell were approved in the meeting for procurement.