Bihar police stations get monthly 110 litre of fuel: minister

Patna: The Bihar government on Monday said there was no proposal to increase fuel limit of 110 litres a month for police stations barring some exceptions for maintenance of law and order and investigation.

Minister in-charge for Home Bijendra Prasad Yadav said this while answering a starred question of JD (U) Ravi Jyoti Kumar.

He said while each police station gets 110 litres of fuel per month, the limit is more for police stations in sensitive areas besides in capital Patna and Bhagalpur.

In Patna and Bhagalpur the limit is 175 litre each a month, he said.

For police stations in Naxal zone, the fuel limit is 225 litre monthly while others falling in Naxal hit districts is 200 litre a month.

The minister said that a police station gets additional fuel when demanded in case of more running round in course of investigation of cases or maintaining law and order.

The questioner who himself was in police before contesting 2015 election from JD(U) from Rajgir (reserved) seat, pleaded for enhancing the fuel quota for police stations.

In reply to another question of BJP’s Nitin Navin about shifting of policemen from boat police station to other duty in traffic or guarding banks, minister in-charge Home said the matter would be looked into and corrective steps would be taken.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had in 2011 launched Bihar’s first River Patrolling Police Station (RPPS) on the banks of the Ganga in Patna district.

The RPPS near Maujipur village under the Fatuha police station, has registered three cases so far, the minister said.