By R Lester Makang
UKHRUL, August 26: Maintaining that the strategic deployment of increased State security forces in Ukhrul district headquarters is to basically pre-empt any untoward situation in the aftermath of the assassination of an ADC member on July 12 last, the deputy commissioner Hrisheekesh Modak, has on Tuesday said that the security measure is equally to protect the civilians while maintaining peaceful atmosphere in the town.
The DC disclosed this during an interaction with media persons at his office chamber this evening.
He said that there is no cause for apprehension among the public on account of the presence of security forces. He also said no untoward cases of harassment by the security forces have been reported so far.
He nevertheless assured that his administration would not stand any breach of peace on the part of the security personnel, adding that any such cases, if they do happen, should be immediately brought to his notice.
Reiterating that the township is peaceful and that his administration is closely keeping tabs on the current situation, he further informed that his priority is to ensure public safety while maintaining law and order.
Incidentally, this assurance came in the midst of growing apprehension among the public that the security forces might go on a violent spree and commit excesses against the innocent civilians any time.
Meanwhile, deploring the unfortunate incident of bashing up of Ukhrul SDPO and his driver while on duty in good faith on Sunday evening, DC Modak appealed to all to refrain from breaking the prevailing peaceful atmosphere in the town.