State Vigilance Academy to come up in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday said the state government has decided to set up a State Vigilance Academy in Bhubaneswar for upgrading the professional knowledge and skills of the vigilance officers.

He informed that Odisha Vigilance, during 2017 and till March 31, 2018, has registered total 603 criminal cases.

It has initiated 765 inquiries against the public servants in which 279 persons have been arrested while 44 public servants have been dismissed from government services, the Chief Minister told the state Assembly.

Referring to the recent rape cases, he said the state government will spare no efforts in ensuring that the rape accused are tried expeditiously.

“I want to assure this August House that my government will spare no efforts in ensuring that they are tried expeditiously. Safety and security of women, children and other vulnerable groups remains the top priority of my government,” said the Chief Minister.

He said the law and order situation in the state has by and large remained peaceful.

The overall crime situation is also well under control, he added.