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Government refutes increase in suicide rates among cops

The Centre today refuted reports suggesting an increase in the number of suicide cases among the Central Police Force personnel.

New Delhi, May 15 : The Centre today refuted reports suggesting an increase in the number of suicide cases among the Central Police Force personnel.

"There is no definite trend of increase in cases of suicide and fratricide in the Central Police Forces," said Minister of State for Home Sriprakash Jaiswal.

He said that the courts of inquiry have been conducted and necessary action has been taken.

Commenting on the measures being taken by the Centre to reduce stress among the policemen, he said: "Measures such as Yoga classes, recreation facilities, games, psychiatrist consultation, etc. are provided by the forces to their personnel."

He also said that eligible dependants of the deceased are appointed as per approved scheme and on the other hand family pension, gratuity, leave encashment are also sanctioned to them in such cases.

ANI

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