DG CRPF’s plain-speak during his final press conf. Read this for an insider’s account of a top IPS officer


Following is the gist of some of the pointers from the final press conference of the outgoing Director General of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Dilip Trivedi:

1. A lot of consultants are floating around and they manage to secure contracts also. People take our details and do their studies. After all of this, governments want us to give comments. What are we to say?

2. States need to ensure Maoists do not get their hands on explosives. It is the job of DM and SP. Violence levels will go down if we can do so.

3. In some ways state governments have a stake in ensuring this violence continues. They get a lot in terms of aid.

4. CRPF is operationally most troubled force in the country, working in the most challenging circumstances. Found this when I was taking over.

5. Systemic policies have gone towards encouraging/formenting trouble in JK and North East.

6. Govt is lacking a systemic approach towards choking supply of explosives that Maoists have access to. Such a system is not in place.

7. Problems that the country faces are not just of the police, other agencies need to get involved too

8. Have found people seeking transfers on the flimsiest of grounds in CRPF

9. COMMITTEE MADE BY MHA TO EXAMINE CRPF (He laughed)
Committees attract retired people, govt is not interested in serving people for some reason. After I retire nobody is going to be bothered about this issue. People are waiting to see my back.

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