Thrissur: Allegations of negligence have arisen regarding the construction of the new police station in Peringottukara, Thrissur. Despite an allocation of two and a half crore rupees in the 2020–21 budget for the construction of the station, delays persist due to the Home Department’s reluctance to apply to the Revenue Department for land acquisition.
The controversy surrounding the construction of the Peringottukara police station, estimated to cost 2.5 crore rupees, dates back to the year when the proposal was initially put forth. However, the office of the Superintendent of Police (SP) has yet to submit an application to the District Collector, a crucial step required to commence construction.
Recognizing the challenge faced by the Anthikkad police in maintaining law and order effectively, it was collectively decided to restructure the current police station, creating two distinct stations dedicated to serving the Chazhoor and Thanniyam regions. This course of action was determined in alignment with the preferences and recommendations of local representatives and residents.
To obtain the revenue outstation land required for this project, an application must be submitted to the District Collector by the SP’s office. Once the application is received and approved, construction of the station can commence without further delay. Despite a year having passed without submitting the application, the matter has been brought to the attention of the Chief Minister by the MLA.
While permission to establish the fourth police station in the state has been granted, the perceived negligence on the part of police authorities is causing unnecessary obstacles.
Local representatives and residents are growing increasingly impatient, demanding a prompt resolution to the issue to ensure the timely construction of the much-needed police station.