Steps started after Vanantara Resort episode, Patwari system ended in 1800 villages of Uttarakhand
The government has abolished the system of revenue police and notified these villages to be brought under regular police.
The government has expanded the range of regular police to curb crime and maintain peace in revenue areas. On the other hand, the law and order in 1800 revenue villages of Uttarakhand will now be handled by the regular police. The government has abolished the system of revenue police and notified these villages to be brought under regular police. In the first phase, the limits of 52 police stations and 19 police posts will be expanded.
There are about 7500 villages in the hilly areas of the state, where the revenue police are responsible for law and order. But now the government is going to end the years old revenue police system and bring these villages under regular police. The government believes that due to the regularization of the police system in these villages, there will be a reduction in crime and anti-social activities.
In this sequence, expanding 52 police stations and 19 reporting outposts, 1800 revenue villages have been brought under them. A notification has been issued in this regard. After the Vanantara Resort episode of Yamkeshwar area under Pauri district, the government decided to hand over the revenue areas to the regular police in a phased manner. The Supreme Court, while hearing a case, has directed the state government to open police stations and outposts in the revenue areas within six months.
Supreme Court had ordered
In the light of the order of the Supreme Court, the government has decided that in the mountainous areas where police stations and outposts are already established, their area should be expanded to include nearby villages. New police stations and outposts should be established in the revenue villages which are far away from them.
On this, the police headquarters submitted a proposal to the government to include 1800 revenue villages while expanding 52 police stations and 19 police outposts. On the basis of this proposal, the government has notified these villages under the regular police system. Now only the regular police will look after the work of law and order here.
In the second phase, 6 new police stations and 20 police posts will be set up. Under this, the process of bringing about 1444 revenue villages under the regular police system will be completed soon by setting up new police stations and outposts. Special Secretary Riddhim Aggarwal has confirmed this.
District wise number of revenue villages
The revenue villages notified by the government for regular police arrangements are 4 in Dehradun district, 182 in Uttarkashi, 262 in Chamoli, 157 in Tehri, 148 in Pauri, 63 in Rudraprayag, 39 in Nainital, 231 in Almora, 595 in Pithoragarh, 106 villages of Bageshwar, 13 villages of Champawat are included.