In a bid to tighten up security arrangements, the Nepal police have approached the state government to train a set of their police officers.
According to the sources in Nabanna, a letter in this regard was sent to the state home department last week. The Civil and Armed Police of the Nepal will go through the training programme to be organised by the state police.
If everything goes as planned, the training would start by the end of November and would continue for the next six months. The training programme would be conducted at the Police Training School in Barrackpore.
It is learnt that the rank and file of the Nepal police and some senior officers would undertake training, mainly on modern bomb diffusing techniques. Experts from the state forensic science laboratory would also be taking their classes to make them alert about the measures that need to be taken while collecting samples from a spot after a crime.
Officers of the Cyber Crime cell of the Criminal Investigation Department would also be making them aware of the new types of “white collar crimes” and how those can be prevented.
According to a senior state government official, the training programme would improve the relation between the police personnel from both the countries and it would help in curbing the cross border crimes.
It may be mentioned that Railway Protection Force (RPF) had also taken help of the West Bengal Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to train its officers of sub-inspector rank to constables on bomb detection and disposal a few months ago.
The RPF authorities had written a letter to the Surajit Kar Purakayastha, Director General of Police, with a request to arrange training facilities for RPF personnel and the task was finally given to the CID considering its wide array of experience in this field.
Officers of the Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) of CID had carried out the training programme along with senior officers.