Bihar Policemen to be Trained by Army
Patna: July 13, 2006
In a virtual admission of the fact that Bihar police were under-trained, under-experienced, unmotivated, and possibly even worthless, the state government, in order to deal with growing crime and Naxal menace in Bihar, have agreed to send their policemen for further training with the Indian Army.
Police IG (Headquarters) Anil Sinha, following a high-level meeting with the IG (Training) C. Lima Imchen, and a senior army officer Colonel A. P. Pandey, said that since the tenure of the recently formed Special Auxiliary Police (SAP) was only one year, it was necessary for the state police to have their men trained by the very best – the Indian army.
The month-long training of 100 policemen and 20 sub-inspectors would begin at the Bihar Regimental Center from July 31. This process will continue until the government feels comfortable about the worthiness of Bihar police, Sinha said estimating the training process to last nearly 2-3 years.
The state police is also considering sending some policemen to the country's north-east region to learn the art of fighting in a mountainous, forest terrain under some very grueling conditions, Sinha said.