Imphal, Oct. 19,
Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said that Police need support and co-operation of the people to render their selfless service in the society. This was stated by him at the 127th Manipur Police Raising Day held at the Parade Ground of 1st Manipur Rifles Battalion today.
Speaking as Chief Guest of the function, Chief Minister said that 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.
Chief Minister 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.
Speaking on the occasion, DGP L.M. Khaute elaborately 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, Shri L. M. Khaute said that 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.
During the function, 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.
Chief Minister also released a Coffee Table book and Manipur Police Martyr Song.
Cabinet Ministers, MPs, MLAs, Chief Secretary and top civil and police officers also attended the function.