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Manipur police celebrates 117 year of existence
Correspondent IMPHAL, OCT 19:
Published on 19 Oct. 2009 11:01 PM IST
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The Manipur police completed its 117 year of existence Monday. The force celebrated the day with a grand function at the parade ground of the 1st battalion Manipur Rifles, Imphal with Chief Minister, O Ibobi Singh as chief guest. Speaking on the occasion, chief minister, O Ibobi Singh said that it is not an easy task countering with a number of underground outfits of around 40 in this small state of Manipur.. Underground outfits in other states tried to achieve their goal and solve the problem through talks with the government. They also tried to put up their demands to the knowledge of the state government, the chief minister observed. Elaborating on the government’s plan for strengthening police department, Ibobi said 21 new police stations will be set up for improving police service towards the people. A separate women police IRB will also be set up shortly. The centre has approved state proposal for setting up the same, he added. Manipur police force will be one of the most disciplined and confident police outfits in the country once the training centre starts. He appealing the co-operate the government in making the state police one of the most dedicated police force in the country. The chief minister also called upon the police to be very careful while discharging duties not to displease the public and create undesirable incidents and said that police personnel should discharge their duty with strict discipline and with sacrificing spirit. Manipur police chief, Y Joykumar speaking to the gathering said that Manipur police force is among the most disciplined force among the country’s police establishments. The commemoration function was also attended by ministers, legislatures and top ranks of the police and civil establishment but local media who were invited for coverage did not turn up as a part of boycott to the police and government by the All Manipur Working Journalists Union. Correspondents of national and outside media houses were relaxed from the boycott. On the occasion 24 police personnel were also conferred with DGP medal for distinguished service. A booklet on the achievement of the police in the state mainly on counter insurgency operation with the Army and Security Forces was also released by the chief minister on the occasion.

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