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Manipur police celebrates 130th Raising Day

Correspondent IMPHAL, Oct 19 | Publish Date: 10/19/2021 11:54:45 AM IST

Manipur police celebrated its 130th raising day on Tuesday at the parade ground of 1st Battalion Manipur Rifles in Imphal with state chief minister N Biren Singh as chief guest of the function. Cabinet ministers, MLAs, DGP and other top police officials attended the function. 

On the occasion, the chief minister took salute from 16 march-past contingents of the police department. Addressing the occasion, N Biren Singh extended his best wishes to officials of Manipur police department and appreciated their dedicated and disciplined services towards maintaining law and order and welfare of the public at large. He said all sections of people should respect and honour police personnel as the latter had always been rendering services in every circumstance.  

Stating that law and order of the state had considerably improved with efficient functioning of the police department, he added that the public could now feel free and safe while moving anywhere across the state.  He acknowledged the role of police in successful implementation of ‘War on drugs’ campaign of the state government and said that the Narcotics and Affairs of Border (NAB) of state police had been functioning to completely root out the drug menace in the state. 

“The government wouldn’t compromise on any anti-national elements which hinder development of the state and the government would take all necessary actions according to the law of the land,” he declared. 

Singh informed that the construction of Manipur Police Memorial Park had already started at 1st Battalion Manipur Rifles complex to honour the supreme sacrifices of state police, was nearing completion.  The same would be inaugurated soon by the Prime Minister or Union home minister on their likely visit to the state, he added.   

The chief minister also appreciated the contribution made by police personnel during the government’s fight against COVID-19 and any other crucial time. 

In his speech on the occasion, Director General of Police, LM Khaute stated that Manipur police had always played a commendable role in maintaining law and order in the state.  

He claimed that Manipur police along with Indian Army and paramilitary forces had conducted many counter insurgency operations and area domination and had helped bring certain members of underground organizations into the national mainstream.  

The security environment of the state had now improved considerably, he said, adding that that 263 extremist had been arrested and 13 had been neutralized, arms and ammunition consisting of 149 weapons, 2,783 assault ammunitions, 75 hand grenades, 398 detonators, 3 kg explosive substances and other explosive materials among others were recovered.  Apart from this, large amount of drugs had also been captured consisting of 36 kg of heroine, 841 kg of ganja, 479 kg of opium, 272 kg of brown sugar, around 9 lakh WY tablets, 18,710 SP capsules and more than 12,000 bottles of cough syrup among others, he claimed.

He also appreciated the chief minister for his guidance and support to the police department which had made certain achievements of the department possible. 

On the occasion, the chief minister distributed awards, trophies and commendations to police officers as well as DGP Commendation Roll and Disc for different units.

The chief minister also released a souvenir highlighting the various achievements of the Manipur police department in the last one year.

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