137 criminal cases against public servants in Odisha this year: CM

137 criminal cases against public servants in Odisha this year: CM

Hot News
1 min read
Naveen Patnaik. (File Photo: IANS)
Bhubaneswar, July 29 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said here on Monday the state vigilance had registered 137 criminal cases against public servants this year.
"In 2019, the state vigilance has registered 137 criminal cases, including 26 for possession of disproportionate assets, 67 relating to demand and acceptance of bribe and 44 for misappropriation of public fund," the Chief Minister said during a discussion on Home and General Administration departments in the Assembly.
The overall law and order and crime situation in the state had remained largely under control, he added.
According to Patnaik, the situation relating to Left wing extremism has improved substantially during the last few years. Only a few pockets in the hilly and difficult terrains and those bordering Andhra Pradesh and Chhattisgarh remained the areas of concern, he said and added, 19 hardcore CPI (Maoist) cadres were killed in 2018 and 7 this year.
Maintaining that protection of women, children and weaker sections is top priorities of the government, he said specialised investigation units for dealing with crimes against women have been constituted in 29 districts in addition to women and children desks and integrated anti-human trafficking Units.
He said all rape cases involving minors were being treated as red-flag cases for better monitoring of investigation, leading to increase in conviction rate.
The Chief Minister also announced that the state secretariat would now be called Lok Seva Bhawan.

(This story was auto-published from a syndicated feed. No part of the story has been edited by The Quint.)

(The Quint is available on Telegram. For handpicked stories every day, subscribe to us on Telegram)

We'll get through this! Meanwhile, here's all you need to know about the Coronavirus outbreak to keep yourself safe, informed, and updated.

Liked this story? We'll send you more. Subscribe to The Quint's newsletter and get selected stories delivered to your inbox every day. Click to get started.

The Quint is available on Telegram & WhatsApp too, click to join.

Stay Updated

Subscribe To Our Daily Newsletter And Get News Delivered Straight To Your Inbox.

Join over 120,000 subscribers!