Dimapur, Oct. 12 (EMN): Despite having installed at least 60 CCTVs in and around Dimapur – with the purpose of assisting the process of policing – continued reports of “miscreants” damaging the facility would render such assistance meant for public safety futile, according to Home Minister Y Patton.
He said this while addressing an event to mark the inauguration of the office of Commissioner of Police Dimapur on Thursday at the old SP office, Dimapur.
Patton pointed out that contractors in the state wait for price escalation to start off any work which also affects the state revenue, and therefore appealed on them to do away with this approach. Also, Patton requested the Dimapur gaon burras to identify new people inhabiting in their respective locality to keep track of ‘illegal immigrants’.
‘Police shoulders multi-responsibilities and policing requires preparedness to acclimatise different challenges and apart from the primary responsibility of maintaining law and order, police are the custodian of the law to insulate the people from the law breakers,’ said Patton. It was also the duty of the police to create safe and secure society, reminded Patton.
‘Police department is essentially service provider in any community and form a critical source of help in times of need and these primary responsibilities and duties of police should be exhibited and made more visible by the Dimapur police commissionerate since a peaceful Dimapur shall substantially contribute towards peace in the state,’ the home minister reminded.
The 4496 sq. ft.–sized three-storey building with 37 rooms, one court and one conference hall, cost Rs. 5.55 cr., it was informed. The project was taken up under Housing and Urban Development Corporation (HUDCO) scheme during 2016-17 and the contract allotted to M/s Ace construction on Feb.20, 2016.
Though the time allotted for completion of the project was 36 months (Feb. 20, 2019), the contract, on the request made by the user department managed to complete the project ahead of the scheduled as per the specification.
“The amount released till is Rs. 300 lac and the amount sanctioned during 2017-18 is Rs.200 lac while the balance amount to be sanctioned is Rs. 55 lac.,” according to information provided by the contractor.
Director General of Police, LL Doungel, reminded the police personnel that they can neither remain untouched nor keep distance from the society.
“We should not keep asking assets from the government but show gratitude through our actions in our performance as we are obligated to render service. Take this as a challenge wherever you may be posted,” asserted the DGP.
‘While Dimapur continues to be a challenge for the department, our calling is to ensure safety while maintaining law and order,’ said Doungel.
“If you lend your service to police, you will be ensured (of) a peaceful Dimapur. You help us so that we can serve you,” he said.
‘Dimapur continues to be a challenge for Nagaland police’