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Thiruvananthapuram: With an aim to crackdown violence, drug trafficking and smuggling in the state, Kerala police has launched a special drive called ‘Operation Kaval’. State police chief Anil Kant issued the guidelines of the same.
The district police chiefs will form a special team to trace the absconding criminals. The Special Branch will prepare a list of the people who are engaged in anti-social activities and they will be under surveillance.
Police will also observe the accused who are released on bail for checking whether they are violating the bail conditions. If anyone is found violating the bail conditions, they will be remanded after cancelling the bail. The state special branch will carry out a confidential inquiry for this purpose.
Investigations will be strengthened after observing the movements of the accused in criminal cases and suspected criminals.
Database of the people who have criminal backgrounds will be prepared at the district level. If necessary, they will be arrested under KAAPA. The district police chiefs will prepare complete details of the history-sheeters. Accused in various criminal cases registered in the state will be arrested within a few days. Police will take a special effort to bring people behind the conspiracy. Vehicles used for criminal activities will be seized. District police chiefs must give daily reports on the actions taken under Operation Kaval to the state police chief.