Manipur Police celebrates its raising day
Pothashang News Service: Imphal, October 19, 2018: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh said that Police need support and co-operation of the people to render their selfless service in the society on the occasion of the 127th Manipur Police Raising Day held at the parade ground of 1st Manipur Rifles Battalion today.
Biren said the government is receiving positive feedbacks from various sections of the society about the people friendly attitude of the Manipur Police in the last one and half years. With the friendly approach and co-operation of the public, Police are easily tracking down criminals and anti-social elements in the state. He appealed the police personnel to render their service with human touch.
He mentioned that Community Policing should continue so as to promote public safety and maintain law and order to safeguard the welfare of the society. We should make sure that police are there to protect and save the lives of the public. There is drastic transformation in the police organisation under the present government, he added. He stated that police should maintain a standard physical fitness and highest standards of professional behaviour and discipline.
Mentioning about the Mob lynching incident happened recently at Tharoijam, the chief minister stated that the government has already approved the Manipur Protection from Mob Violence Ordinance 2018 to control such unwanted incidents in the state. He maintained that the primary role of Police is to take preventive measures from any unwanted incidents in the society. Police shouldn’t be mere spectators during bandhs, general strikes and blockades, he added.
Biren said his government is working its level best for the welfare of the Village Ddefence Force personnel and home guards of the state.
DGP L.M. Khaute spoke on various activities and initiatives of the Manipur Police in last one year. With the introduction of Community Policing, the Police-Public relationship has improved a lot. Mentioning that law and order situation has been improved in the state, L. M. Khaute said acres of poppy plantation were destroyed and illegal drugs were seized during the last one year. He continued that around 170 arms, 8077 ammunitions and explosives were recovered.
The chief minister inspected the March past parade and distributed commendation certificates to various police officers for their outstanding contributions in different fields. Around 17 contingents including women police personnel participated in the march past.
Biren also released a Coffee Table book and Manipur Police Martyr Song.
Ministers, MPs, MLAs, chief secretary and top civil and police officers also attended the function.
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