Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today said that his government is fully committed to protect the life and property of all the citizens in the State.
“My Government is fully committed to protect the life and property of all the citizens and ensure maintenance of law and order in the State,” the Chief Minister informed the Assembly today.
The law and order situation in the State has largely remained peaceful. There has been a significant improvement in the Left Wing Extremist scenario in the State, the CM apprised the House.
He said, “Recently, the simultaneous elections were conducted peacefully due to proper security arrangements. During Cyclone Fani Police has not only successfully maintained law and order in the affected areas but has also assisted in relief and restoration activities”.
Condemning the triple murder in Puri, the CM said, “In an unfortunate incident on 14th July, 2019 three persons were murdered at Sadanandpur village in Puri district. In this connection an FIR has been registered at Satayabadi Police Station. Police has taken prompt action for investigation of the case. Six main accused persons have been apprehended so far.”
“Vigorous efforts are being made to arrest the other absconding accused persons. Adequate force has been deployed in the area to maintain order and also to give protection to the families of the victims,” he said
“Initial investigation has revealed that the victims and accused persons live in the same locality and are distantly related to each other. Prima facie, the incident appears to have taken place due to a long-standing land dispute between their families,” he further told the House.
The Police has been taking prompt action in all reported heinous offences including arrest of accused persons.
Special drives are being conducted regularly against criminals indulging in organised crimes, he added.