The coming of the new government under the leadership of Chief Minister N. Biren perhaps had done many good including bridging of the gap between the police and the common people of the state.
What is more interesting is the sacrifices and dedications of state police force to ensure public trust towards the force which had been non-existence for quite a long time.
Two days back a Superintendent of state Police posted at Tengnoupal Police station had regained public trust towards the force and people have started feeling sense of security if police are seen on the road.
A news carried by this newspaper which was uploaded at our web portal www.imphaltimes.com went viral in social media and response from all people sharing was honour and respect to the District Superintendent of Police Dr. Ibomcha. The District SP jumped to the gorge about 150 ft depth to save accident victim and carried the injured on his back.
Just a day after people started praising police force, a son of a Minister who was driving a costly car intentionally hit two police personnel who were on duty in the heart of Imphal city. The two policemen sustain leg injury and as of now it is not certain that both the police constable could be able to continue the service as it is not sure on the repercussion of the injury cause by the incident.
When people started having trust in Police, the nature at which the police team set free the Minister’s son without taking up any action again created a crack.
Chief Minister N. Biren Singh had time and again assured to end the VIP culture but in reality the VIP culture still continue. Sons and daughters of Ministers are treated with different laws allowing them to hit even police men on duty while the common men get arrested just for violating a rule or for not following orders of police men.
There are good police officers who showed no differences among VIPs or Common men but instead of following the path of such officers some police men who is suited to be called “Black Sheep” are spoiling the image of the police force by treating sons of VIP as their demi god so as to get blessing from the Minister (their father).
Chief Minister N. Biren should punished the police officer who failed to take action against law breaker and who attack the police constables for his inefficiency in rendering his duty or else people will lost trust in your promise to end VIP culture.