HM emphasizes on peace for development

SEPPA, Sep 14: “Peace and tranquility are two of the most important factors for holistic development of any nation,” Home Minister Kumar Waii said during a consultative meeting of the district administration, police department and representatives of various organizations here in East Kameng district on Thursday.
Appreciating the police for maintaining peace in the society, he assured to post as many numbers of police personnel as possible, and to look into the problems associated with the shortage of administrative officers in the district.
Waii urged the police not to show leniency while dealing with criminals. He appealed to all stakeholders to “don the role of police personnel” and suggested forming colony-wise volunteer groups to check and report occurrence of crimes in their areas.
He requested the EKSWCO to form colony-wise committees for maintaining peace, and asked the people to act as responsible citizens and lodge complaints against illegal activities.
Emphasizing on team work, Waii said “it is the collective responsibility of all to maintain peace in the society.”
He directed the district administration and police personnel to ensure strict enforcement of the MV Act.
For providing quality education in the district, the minister advocated the mantra of ‘Each one teach one’. He urged the educated section of the society to impart moral values and positive virtues to others.
Regarding fund for installation of CCTV cameras at strategic places across Seppa township, Waii suggested taking “productive measure for generation of revenue for the purpose.”
East Kameng DC Gaurav Singh Rajawat highlighted the problems related to shortage of police personnel and administrative officers.
Clarifying that no permission to organize illegal gambling activities has been granted to any individual or group, Rajawat assured to check all such activities strictly.
Cautioning against illegal donation and extortion, the DC said no one should entertain such demand, and assured to take immediate action to nab the culprits.
EKSWCO chairman Safar Pao suggested posting of sufficient police personnel, regular night patrolling at vulnerable pockets, improvement in police response mechanism to distress calls, setting up of police nakahs at strategic locations, regular MV checking, especially at night, cancellation or denial of bail to habitual offenders, etc.
SP Vikas Kumar spoke on the strength and position of the police department and the status of law and order in the district.
EKCC&I president Tasang Taku, DRDA PD Dahey Sangno, and colony representatives also spoke and suggested measures.
Among others, DSP M Thakung and EAC Atin Padung also attended the meeting. (DIPRO)