Agra, Ghaziabad & Prayagraj to have police commissionerates

Updated: Nov 25 2022 1:44PM

Lucknow, Nov 25 (PTI) The Uttar Pradesh cabinet gave its approval on Friday for setting up a police commissionerate in Agra, Ghaziabad and Prayagraj districts.

In the system, a commissioner of police heads the district police department or commissionerate, which is also vested with powers of an executive magistrate under various acts.

The decision has been taken due to the increase in population, importance of these districts and to provide better policing and maintain law and order, Urban Development Minister Arvind Sharma said.