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Bihar police stations get monthly 110 litre of fuel: minister

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

The today said there was no proposal to increase fuel limit of 110 litres a month for police stations barring some exceptions for maintenance of and order and investigation.

Minister in-charge for Home Bijendra Prasad Yadav said this while answering a starred question of JD(U) Ravi Kumar.

He said while each police station gets 110 litres of fuel per month, the limit is more for police stations in sensitive areas besides in capital and Bhagalpur.

In and Bhagalpur the limit is 175 litre each a month, he said.

For police stations in naxal zone, the fuel limit is 225 litre monthly while others falling in naxal hit districts is 200 litre a month.

The minister said that a police station gets additional fuel when demanded in case of more running round in course of investigation of cases or maintaining and order.

The questioner who himself was in police before contesting 2015 from JD(U) from Rajgir (reserved) seat, pleaded for enhancing the fuel quota for police stations.

In reply to another question of BJP's Nitin Navin about shifting of policemen from boat police station to other duty in traffic or guarding banks, minister in-charge Home said the matter would be looked into and corrective steps would be taken.

had in 2011 launched Bihar's first River Patrolling Police Station (RPPS) on the banks of the Ganga in district.

The RPPS near Maujipur village under the Fatuha police station, has registered three cases so far, the minister said.

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First Published: Mon, March 20 2017. 15:42 IST