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124th Raising Day Parade of Manipur Police held

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Imphal, Oct. 19: Recalling the raising of State Military Police on 19th October 1892, the 124th Raising Day Parade of Manipur was held today at 1st Battalion Manipur rifles parade ground.
Speaking on the occasion as chief guest, Deputy Chief Minister and also the Home Minister Gaikhangam lauded the sheet hard work of the Manipur Police Department. He said that Manipur Police has earned a great reputation for itself in dealing with difficult situations not only in containing, insurgency problems where there are more 40 insurgent groups including factions operating in the state and also law & order problems. Though the insurgency problem can be solved through political dialogue, the state police is tasked with the crucial job of making the atmosphere conducive to peace talks and negotiations with the UG groups as well as ensuring the well being of the people apart from its normal duty of prevention and detection of crime and maintenance of law and order.
The personnel are imparted training for safeguarding the human rights of individuals while performing their duties. Wrong doers among them are promptly punished while good work done is encouraged by way or rewards, medals etc. to motivate them, the chief guest added.
While addressing the Director General of Police Shahid Ahmad told that under the command of the then Political Agent Crawford, on this day of 1892 Manipur Police originated with the raising of a small force called the State Military Police. That force had strength of 463 personnel only and in the long run became the 1st Battalion Manipur Rifles. It was indeed a humble beginning for the State Police which is now considered one of the best Police forces in the country and has a sanctioned strength of about 33,700.
With the help of Crime and criminal tracking network and system (CCTNS), criminal records of one police station can be accessible to all the police stations in the country. This system was launched under the sponsorship project of MHA in the state last year. The counter insurgency and anti-terrorism (CIAT) school located at Jiribam will soon be made fully functional. Vehicle tracking GPS device will be installed in as many as 150 police vehicles. In order to prevent violent crime in Imphal Municipal area, the department has put in place an elaborate Action plan like manning of 105 duty  points and deployment of 2500 police personnel. In order to give a sense of security to the people, about 100 CCTV cameras are already installed in the bazaar area and tender for more numbers of Singjamei and market areas of Imphal east district is going to be floated shortly was highlighted by the DGP as Manipur Police modernization.
As part of the programme, Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam inspected Parade and distributed Commendations and Certificates to 33 police officers including Constables for their outstanding contribution s in different fields. Including the two Bands, 22 contingents participated in the march past. PG Singsit, IPS Commandant 8th India Reserve Battalion was the parade commander.
Cabinet Ministers, MP Rajya Sabha, Parliamentary Secretaries, MLAs, Chief Secretary Manipur and Police officers, other ranks of the force were attended on the occasion hosted by Manipur Police Department.

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