Chopal Police bags 6th place in list of top 10 performing police stations across the nation

Chopal Police bags 6th place in list of top 10 performing police stations across the nation

The list was released by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh,   during the ongoing three day long annual  DGP conference at Kevadiya Colony in Narmada District of Gujarat.

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Santosh Sharma DSP Chopal Police, HP
Santosh Sharma DSP Chopal Police, HP

On the top of the rank-list stands Kalu police station of Rajasthan. Singh awarded trophies to the police officers of the top three police stations of India in 2018 at the conference. The top three police stations in India for 2018 are Kalu (Bikaner, Rajasthan), Campbell Bay ( Andaman & Nicobar Islands) and Farakka (Murshidabad, West Bengal).

Top 10 Plolice Stations in country : Tweet from MOH Twitter Handle
Top 10 Plolice Stations in country : Tweet from MOH Twitter Handle

Reports stated that the list was prepared by the Intelligence Bureau (IB) after careful scrutiny of the work done by the police stations to judge the best and deserving ones in the country. The IB collected data from state agencies to judge the best-performing police stations before filtering and picking the top 10 in the country as per the parameters set by Bureau of Public Research and Development (BPR&D).

In the past, Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) had recommended all States and Union Territories to adopt Rajasthan model of grading police stations to identify best station in their jurisdictions. It is aimed at bringing in a healthy competition between police stations in respective areas that results in improvement of law and order situation, bring down crime rate and increase prosecution rate.

Ranking Criteria  for Top Ten Police Stations in Country

This ranking criteria was based the parameters set by Bureau of Public Research and Development (BPR&D).  According to the standards set by BPR&D,  performance of the police station is measured on a scale of 50 points. A police station will score 8 points if they detain person under National Security Act or Prevention of Anti-Social Activities Act; Seize more than 4500 litres of spurious liquor; seize more than one kilo of ganja; recovery stolen property beyond 50 % and if they send passport verification report within seven days.

Every police station can earn maximum of 12 points if pendency of previous year’s case is less than 2% or if they succeed in getting life imprisonment in every case. A maximum of 10 points is given to police station that disposes of rape cases within 15 days of reporting. On the flip side, police stations will lose a highest of 50 points for every false entry made or if a police officer from respective police station is trapped by Anti-corruption Bureau sleuths.

Almost 20 points will be deducted if an IGP has to attend law and order problem in a police station limits or if police officer is suspended. About 10 points is lost if SP/Commissioner had to attend a law and order problem; if disposal in rape or SC/ST prevention of atrocities Act is less than 60% or if passport verification report is sent was below 80% within seven days.

This apart, general maintenance of station records, hygiene and sanitation around the station, optimum utilization of available resources; efforts in implementation of smart policing and whether there is complain against police officer of their behavior are the other criteria adopted to assess the performance.
Here is the list of top 10 performing police stations across the country, as per the position secured:

HP Police Safely Rescued Stranded Trekkers at Churdhar Sanctuary, located in Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh.

Chopal 12th Nov, 2018 : Chopal Police has successfully rescued 5 trekkers at Churdhar Sanctuary, located in Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh. As per the information provided by Mr Santosh Sharma, DSP HP Police Chopla, atotaal of five persons, who started trekking at Churdhar on Saturday i.e. 10th Nov, 2018 from Nauhradhar Side. These person included Ravinder Gupta S/0 Ravinder Gupta, Deepak S/o Munna Prasad, Amit Kumar Yadav S/o Suneel Kumar, Neeraj Kumar S/o Jaya Shankar, Amit Dubey S/o Anil Dubey and VikasSharma S/o Deepak Sharma. Five were from Ludhian Punjab and one was from Kurukshetra Haryana. After starting from Nauhradhar side, they were able to cross Tisri, a midway halt before final climb. By then it was already dark and as they started for the final climb, amidst snow, soon they found themselves stranded, as the hill track was submerged under ice and being all first timers, they soon left the steam. Mobile were just out of charge and mobile connectivity was almost missing. Time was around past 8 PM. The Icy winds from fresh snowfall has further dampen the trekkers spirit. In such scenerio, where imminent death from freezing cold was lurking in dark, As the luck would have it, stranded, and thinking for the worst, some one from the team, tried to start the mobile with exhausted battery. And to their luck, its screen came live for a few seconds, before shutting down again. But those few seconds truned life saver for the teamas they were able to send a SOS message using Whatsup to parents of one team member at Ludhiana, Punjab. On receiving SOS message, parents alerted SSP Office, Shimla, which in turns directed Mr Santosh Sharma, DSP, Chopal to conduct a night time rescue mission at the earliest as freezing temperature at Churdhar could have been the point of no return for the stranded trekkers.

Mr Santosh Sharma, DSP Chopal, sensing the urgency, promptly arranged a rescue team of police personnel and then started the mission impossible. Through a well coordinated rescue mission, IT Cell at HP Police Head Quarter Shimla, was able to pin point the position of stranded trekkers from the SOS whatsup message from trekkers. Thanks to digital advancement, having Latitudes and Altitudes, after a grueling climb in freezing temperatur and dark, rescue team was able to reach them at 11 PM. They were all found, huddled together waiting for the worst. They were taken to Churdhar Temple and further taken to Chopal on Monday Morning, where anxious parents were waiting and were soaked with emotion on seeing the rescued trekkers..