Twelve IPS trainees and two from Royal Bhutan Police, who are undergoing training at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy (SVPNPA), Hyderabad, visited the District Police Office here on Friday, during their study and cultural tour, a part of the training programme.

The trainees from Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Odisha and Haryana and two Royal Bhutan police were accompanied by Inspector General B. D. Paulson, Deputy Director, SVPNPA.

DIG of Police (Ramanathapuram range) N. Kamini and Superintendent of Police Omprakash Meena briefed the probationary officers about the elaborate security arrangements made for the Thevar jayanthi, the annual commemoration of the birth of Pasumpon Muthuramalinga Thevar.

The DIG and the SP also briefed the probations about the topography of the district, the long coastline, its proximity to neighbouring Sri Lanka, smuggling activities via the sea route and the fishermen issue. They explained how the fishermen, who set out for fishing in the Palk Bay, get arrested by the Lankan navy when they trespass into the Lankan waters.

The probationary officers, who had visited select locations in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Puducherry, arrived here on their final leg of the tour. After offering darshan at Mangalanathar Swamy Temple at Uthirakosamangai, they visited Dhanushkodi and Arichamunai, police said.

After visiting the A. P. J. Abdul Kalam National Memorial and offering worship at Ramanthaswamy Temple in Rameswaram on Saturday, they would leave for Hyderabad, police said.

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