Police trying to build a healthy police-public relationship: Clay Khongsai, IPS
Imphal, May 3, 2018: Inspector General of Police Shri Clay Khongsai said that the Manipur Police has taken up various measures such as Community Policing and Community Outreach Programmes to encourage the citizens to assist the Police in maintaining public safety and crime prevention and to build cordial relationship between the Police and Public in the State. This was stated by him today at the press conference of HODs organised by DIPR for highlighting the activities and achievements of the Government of Manipur held at DIPR Complex, Moirangkhom, Imphal.
Briefing the media persons, IGP Shri Clay Khongsai said that ‘Police Community Liaison Groups’ and ‘Police Friends’ have been created to build a healthy Police-Public relationship in the State. Watsapp groups, Facebook pages etc. have been created for sharing of information among the members, he added. To bridge the gap between the people and Police in the State, ‘Manipur Police Citizen Portal’ was launched by the Chief Minister this February, he added. He mentioned that Manipur Police Citizen Portal is to make the functioning of Police people friendly, improving the delivery of citizen centric services through effective usage of ICT(Information and Communication Technology) and more transparent by automating the functioning of Police Stations. Apart from Community Policing programme, the Manipur Police Department has adopted proactive measures to keep law and order under control such as Action Plan in Greater Imphal area to enhanced and strategic deployment of forces, increase number of check posts, and increase infrequent and effective ROP etc. He mentioned that the Crime and Criminal Tracking network and Systems (CCTNS) was launched as a mission mode project. A total of 101 Police stations have been installed CCTNS software and 65 Police stations have VPNOBB connectivity facilities.
Stating that to counter the rising number of cyber crime cases in the State, he stated, the Cyber Crime Police Station was opened for the first time at CID (Crime Branch) on June 23, 2017. During 2017-18, a total of 54 FIRs have been registered and 21 persons were arrested in connection with the registered cases. 654 complaint reports have been received, out of which 344 complaints were disposed off, he added. The State’s first ever Superintendent of Police’s Office (Traffic Control Wing) was also opened last year, he added.
Highlighting the achievements regarding counter insurgency operations, Shri Clay Khongsai said that 586 UGs were arrested and 18 UGs were killed during 2017. A large number of arms were recovered during the period, he added. During January 2017 till April 2018, 119 insurgents were arrested and large number of arms and ammunitions were recovered. He stated that there has been a lot of improvement in the investigation of criminal cases in the State. Altogether 1171 FIR cases were registered out of which 179 cases were charge sheeted and 783 cases were disposed off. Mentioning about the NDPS related achievements, he stated that 89 cases were registered and 72 persons were arrested during January 2017 to April 2018. The Police Department has initiated special drive against narcotic drugs and illegal poppy plantations across the State. During the year 2017-18, 1837 acres of illegal poppy plantations were destroyed and 33 kilograms and 800 gram of opium was sized. Various tobacco products worth Rs. 1.7 crores have been seized and disposed off, he added.
The press conference was attended by DIG Shri K Jayentakumar, SP CID (SB) Shri K. Kabib and Director (IPR) Shri H. Balkrisna Singh.
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