Manipur DGP expresses concern over prevailing drug problem in the state


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Imphal, Oct 19: Manipur DGP Rajiv Singh said that Drug problem is a “very serious” issue prevailing in the northeast, particularly in Manipur, and that the Centre also takes the issue seriously while addressing the media to greet the people of Manipur on the occasion of the 132nd Manipur Police Raising Day.

He thanked one and all, especially the general public for cooperating and helping the security agencies, particularly the police force in efforts to bring peace and normalcy to the state.

“There have been times that are very difficult and challenging. But, I must say that with the cooperation of different security agencies as well as instructions and guidance of the Manipur government under the leadership of chief minister N Biren Singh as well as guidance of the Central government, the state police have been able to handle the situation,” he said.

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All this cooperation and guidance has enabled the state to control the situation, dominate areas and bring a sense of relief and security to the minds of the people, the police chief also said.

The DGP thanked each and every one of the security agencies, different segments of society, civil society organisations from both the hills and the valley for helping the state police to handle the situation.

As the DGP of the state, he travelled and visited various places in both the hills and the valley and met people and heard their concerns and grievances as well as their problems.

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“We have tried our best to address the concerns, grievances and problems from the police side. We know that these problems will get solved with a solution. It has to have contributions from each and every segment of society. This is what we are looking for: everybody comes forward and starts talking,” he said.

He also said the Manipur police is also very concerned about the rise of illegal drugs and drug abuse which is happening not only in Manipur but also in the entire northeast.

It has been taken very seriously by the central government also, he said.

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Especially in the case of Manipur, the Manipur police took it very seriously because this is one thing directly responsible for the ongoing crisis, he said.

“At the same, we have also taken care of the welfare of policemen. We have requested the honourable chief minister to do some welfare activities for them and I am very happy to share that the honourable chief minister agreed to increase the ration money allowance for police personnel by Rs 500 each,” he further said.

For this, the DGP thanked the chief minister on behalf of the Police Department.

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The DGP also talked about the measures being initiated for the welfare of VDF (Village Defense Force) personnel and women police personnel of the department.

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