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Delhi Police induct 4,568 constables


New Delhi : Four days after a 2,022-strong batch joined the force, the Delhi Police Wednesday inducted 4,568 constables, including 460 women, for a total force strength of over 83,700, authorities said.

Lieutenant-Governor Tejendra Khanna stressed the need to “strengthen human intelligence on ground to combat terrorism and crime”.

“We need to set a benchmark for the rest of the country and for that people will have to provide vital information to police,” Khanna said while addressing the passing out parade of the recruits.

Security, law and order is imperative, he said.

Terrorism is the biggest issue the country is facing today, Delhi Police Commissioner B.K. Gupta said.

“We need to increase our local intelligence capabilities,” he said.

Out of 685 personnel selected for commando training, who will head to the Central Reserve Police Force training centre in Nanded, Maharashtra, 25 are women, Gupta informed.

All the constables being inducted have undergone preliminary commando training. They were given training in unarmed combat, forensic sciences, computer fundamentals, rescue operations, counter-terrorism and cyber crime.

For the first time, the women constables would be given specialized training in unarmed combat, motorcycle-riding, adventure training and rescue operations.

The Delhi Police had last year Aug 31 inducted 5,697 new constables, including 351 women.