PARADIP, Feb. 6: The director general of police, Mr Gopal Nanda, today maintained that there is no reason to panic as there are no Maoists sympathizers in Paradip and other parts of the Jagatisnghpur district. In a Press meet, Mr Nanda said that though rapid industrialisation is taking place in Paradip and other parts of the district, there are no Maoist activities.
He said that the Posco steel project will be set up with cooperation of the villagers, but no force will be used for the establishment of the project.
While at present there are 505 police stations in the state, another 1,000 police stations are needed given the rise in population, urbanisation and industrialisation, he said.
Besides the setting of new police stations, the upgrading of the existing ones is also important, Mr Nanda said. The state will soon have five marine police stations.
The DGP reviewed the law and order situation of the proposed Posco area. Later, he held a discussion with the representatives of the different industries, including Posco and officials of the Paradip Port Trust (PPT).
The inspector general of police, Mr Santosh Upadhaya, IG (railways), Mr Gopabandhu Mallick, the district collector, Mr PK Meherda, SP, Mr RK Shrama, and other senior officers were present on this occasion.