Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said on Saturday that police should always try to explore different ways to convince the public. “However, the situation has improved considerably in the past 2-3 years, and it was due to the dedicated efforts of the Manipur Police department”, the Chief Minister also said.
Biren Singh then said that police should hold regular interactions with the people and the civil society organisations so that unwanted agitations like bandhs and blockades can be “averted in advance”. He then asked the police not to confront the public, but make them feel that the government is their guardian and nobody is above the law.
He then asked the police to maintain cordial relationships with the people and civil society organizations. The Manipur chief also said it was hard to maintain order in hill districts earlier. Biren said this while inaugurating the Senapati District Police Guest House constructed at an estimated cost of around Rs. 27 lakhs at Mao via video conferencing.
Public Health Engineering Minister Losii Dikho, DGP, L.M. Khaute, ADGP (LO), AK Sinha and other high ranking police officers were also present at the occasion.
Speaking at the function, the Chief Minister said that it has been a sincere effort of the BJP-led Government to ensure the reaching of development and administration to the interior parts of the state. He expressed hope that the newly inaugurated guest house would reduce the inconvenience earlier faced by police officers and personnel visiting the border town for their official duties.
Stating that Mao is one of the most important entry points to Manipur, the Chief Minister acknowledged the tremendous difficulties faced by police in checking uncontrolled entry of people during this time of pandemic. He also instructed the police to continue working with dedication and sincerity in this regard, stating that rewards for every hard work comes automatically.
Also speaking on the occasion, PHE minister L. Dikho said that Mao police station is an old police station, so the buildings and infrastructure are quite old. “As such, the inauguration of the police guest house in the town is a very welcome development. He also appreciated Mao police’s works towards proper management of COVID-19 pandemic with their strict vigil on entry of people from there.