HM Gaikhangam cautions police commandos

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IMPHAL, June 14: The state Home Minister Gaikhangam Thursday inspected the police commando complex near Minuthoung here when he stated that it is really humiliating on the part of the police force that some of them are found involved in crimes.

The Home Minister noted that the Manipur Police, particularly the commandos are known as an elite force in other parts of the country. They have the responsibility of counter-insurgency operations and at the same time of maintaining law and order.

“We are proud of their multiple duties and the government as well as the public rely on them,” the Home Minister said while expressing confidence that the trust of the people will not be spoiled by this force.

He also said policing is a tough task and that it is not same with that of Army. Policing should be carried out with strict discipline. The uniformed force needs proper training and without it a lot of faulty acts are often committed by them while discharging duty which in turn harms the society, Gaikhangam maintained.

The Home Minister also inspected the family lines, barracks and community hall, etc. during the visit at the commando complex when he also found some of them in bad condition.

The government has acquired a land area covering a hundred acre in Lamphelpat, he informed the police personnel and the commando complex will be shifted there as soon as possible. He also said development works like fencing of the area has already been started.

However, he informed that the present complex will also be renovated and further expressed expectation that the complex will be improved at the earliest.

During Thursday’s inspection trip, the Home Minister was accompanied by the state Principal Secretary (Home), Dr J Suresh Babu, DGP Ratnakar Baral and other top police officials.

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