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Police gaining public confidence: Biren Singh

Police gaining public confidence: Biren Singh
N.Biren Singh inaugurating Joint Interrogation Centre in CMTW Complex, Imphal on Monday.
Correspondent IMPHAL, Sep 3 | Publish Date: 9/3/2018 11:56:55 AM IST

Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh on Monday claimed that there has been a marked improvement in the police-public relations in the state as people now started to feel the sense of security on seeing the police personnel.

Earlier, there was apprehension in the minds of the people seeing police personnel. However, the atmosphere has been totally change, Singh said while addressing the inauguration functions of the Joint Interrogation Centre at CMTW Complex near 2nd MR Battalion and three-block police quarters at Manipur Police Training College (MPTC), Pangei in Imphal East. 

The chief minister also lauded the police personnel for actively executing their duties thereby gaining the confidence of the people.

“It is indeed proud for the government that there has been drastic positive change in the police department. People are now giving positive feedback regarding the dedicated service of the state police,” he said. 

He also stressed on the need for strengthening the police-public relationship, saying that there must be a cordial relationship and co-operation between the police and public so that healthy atmosphere could be created. 

People should never forget the human service done by the police personnel at the time of natural disasters like floods, landslides etc. and other unwanted situation in the state.

The duty of the police was to prevent any unwanted and anti-social activities and to protect human life. “As doctors can’t say sorry to the patients, similarly police can’t say sorry to the people,” he added. 

The chief minister further appealed to the police officers and personnel to continue the community policing in order to build a safer society. 

On the occasion, Biren also called for joint efforts to address the problem of drug menace in the state. Acknowledging the duties of the police in the state, Singh said, “We must take care of their requirements to perform their duties efficiently.”

State director general of police (DGP) LM Khoute recalled setting up of the police training centre in the state in 1967 and said that till date MPTC has trained more than 31,000 police personnel of different ranks

Currently, more than 2400 newly recruited police personnel were undergoing training in the centre which was earlier set up as police training school but upgraded to college in 2009, he added.

State works minister Th Biswajit and some MLAs of the ruling coalition government also attended the inauguration functions besides top ranking officers of the state police.

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