Itanagar, Sep. 13 (PTI): Union minister Kiren Rijiju said on Thursday that police officers must be calm and conduct themselves in a decent way.
People expect a lot from the police and so tend to be demanding and even abusive at times towards the force, he told the 25th annual conference of DGP, IGP and heads of central police organizations of North East region here.
“Police can play positive role in promotion of tourism by conducting themselves in decent and helpful way,” Rijiju said at the convention which would deliberate on improving law and order situation in the region and formulate strategies to deal with new challenges.
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu while speaking on the occasion said peace and order as the ‘prerequisite’ for development and economic growth of the state.
Security and development has to go together, and such goals cannot be achieved without the state police being efficient, he said.
“Though Arunachal has no home grown insurgency three eastern districts of the state is affected by it,” he said.