Imphal: Manipur chief minister distributed awards, trophies and commendations to police officers on the ocassion of 130th Raising Day of Manipur Police held at the Parade Ground of 1st Battalion Manipur Rifles, here, on Tuesday.
T. Lalboi Haokip, MPS, commandant, 7th Battalion Manipur Rifles received DGP Running Trophy for the Best Battalion 2021 with a cash reward of Rs 15,000 and a DGP Commendation Certificate, Dr Rashini Yengkhom, MPS, commandant, 8th Indian Reserve Battalion received Second Best Battalion 2021 with Rs 10,000 cash and a DGP Commendation Certificate and Thingnam Deshorjit, MPS, deputy commandant, 8th Battalion Manipur Rifles received Third Best Battalion 2021 consisting a cash reward of Rs 5,000 and a DGP Commendation Certificate.
Inspector Kangjam Santosh Singh, officer-in-charge, Khongjom Police station received a cash reward of Rs 15,000 and a commendation certificate for Best Police Station 2021, Inspector Laishram Khogen Singh, officer-in-charge, Jiribam Police station received a cash reward of Rs 10,000 and a commendation certificate for Second Best Police Station 2021 and Inspector Maibam Sudhirkumar Meitei officer-in-charge, City Police station received a cash reward of Rs 5,000 and a commendation certificate. While Inspector Hopeson Chiphang, officer-in-charge, Shangshak Police station, Ukhrul district received the Best Police Officer 2021 award with a cash reward of Rs 5,000 and a commendation certificate.
The DGP Commendation Roll and Disc for different units were received by IGP (Administration) I.K. Muivah, IGP (Zone-III) Lunsieh Kipgen, IGP (Zone-I and Zone-II) K. Jayanta Singh, IGP (Intelligence) K. Radhashyam Singh, and Elangbam Priyokumar Singh, IGP (AP/Ops).
On the occasion, the Chief Minister released a souvenir highlighting the various achievements of the Manipur Police Department in the last one year.
On the occasion, the chief minister took salute from 16 march-past contingents.
All sections of people should respect and honour police personnel as the latter had always been rendering services as and when needed in every circumstance, Biren said.
Law and order of the state had considerably improved with efficient functioning of the police departmet. The public could now feel free and safe while moving anywhere across the statem he added.
On War against Drugs campaign Biren said the Narcotics and Affairs of Border of Manipur Police had been functioning with much effort to completely root out the drug menace in the state. The government wouldn’t compromise any anti-national elements which would hinder the development of the state and would take all necessary actions according to the law of the land, he said.
He stressed on the need to enforce strict traffic rules as the state had witnessed many road accidents due to negligent driving. He instructed the concerned authorities to start taking up actions against traffic rule violators. He also urged the police department to be stricter, within the ambit of relevant law, while dealing with any law breakers citing its need in making our society a disciplined one.
Biren informed that Manipur Police Memorial Park, being constructed at 1st Battalion Manipur Rifles Complex to honour the supreme sacrifices of Manipur Police was nearing completion and the same would be inaugurated soon by the Prime Minister or Home Minister on their likely visit to the state. He appreciated the contribution made by Manipur Police personnel during the government’s fight against Covid-19 and any other crucial time.
DGP L.M. Khaute said Manipur Police along with Indian Army and Paramilitary forces had conducted many counter insurgency operations and area domination and had helped bring certain members of underground organizations into the national mainstream. The security environment of the state had now improved considerably, he added and continued that 263 extremist had been arrested and 13 had been neutralized, arms and ammunition consisting of 149 weapons, 2,783 assaulted ammunitions, 75 hand grenades, 398 detonators, 3 kg explosive substances and other explosive materials among others were recovered.
Apart from this, large amount of drugs had also been captured consisting of 36 kg of heroine, 841 kg of ganja, 479 kg of opium, 272 kg of brown sugar, around 9 lakh WY tablets, 18,710 SP capsules and more than 12,000 bottles of cough syrup among others, he said.
Cabinet ministers, MLAs, DGP and other top police officials also attended the function.