First interaction prog of West Kameng police, admin and CBOs held

Govt to launch NERS soon: IGP

BOMDILA, Dec 5: Inspector General of Police (IGP), Sunil Garg held an interaction programme of police with district administration, community based organisations (CBOs) and public, here in West Kameng district on Wednesday.
During the interaction, he said the government is soon launching the National Emergency Response System (NERS) which will club all the essential services including police control room (PCR), ambulance etc in a single platform.
Garg said ‘every responsible and law-abiding citizen of the nation can deliver the duties as a police and disseminate the message of peace and security within the society.’
Emphasizing on physical fitness, he further said physical fitness for police personnel is mandatory for which regular games and sports should be organized by the district unit police.
He praised the initiative of SP Raja Banthia in organizing the interaction programme and directed him to carry the campaign to grass root level in villages and schools including college students.
MLA cum Advisor to CM, Japu Deru, while appreciating the initiative, asked for more proactive services by the police with greater responsibilities.
‘Prevention of crime is better than penalization’, Deru said while giving importance on legal awareness programme for the citizens.
He also called for modernization of the police force and said that promptness in duty devoid of any external interference will help police to garner more respect and trust from the citizens and promote better relationship and coordination.
Responding to the queries regarding shortage of police personnel, he informed that the government is soon carrying out recruitment for more than 2000 police personnel.
Deputy Commissioner, Dr Sonal Swaroop said ‘safety and security of citizen is the first priority of both police and administration.’
Citing the recent surge in tourist inflow in the district, the DC said that the Arunachal Suraksha App which was launched by the police department would benefit tourists as well as locals.
Appreciating the initiative by the district police and cooperation extended by the CBOs, she advocated for conduct of similar programmes on regular basis and asked CBOs to help in disseminating the usage of the app.
SP Raja Banthia briefed the house about Arunachal Suraksha App in details and also informed about formation of student police cadets (SPC) in the district.
He affirmed that all the innovative suggestions put forward by the CBOs and members present in the programme would be substantially made into practice.
‘The police in the district have made time-bound accomplishment of many assignments like police verification certificates, helpline response, etc.’ the SP added.
Earlier, representatives of the six CBOs of the district lauded the initiative headed by the SP and called for similar initiatives throughout the state for better coordination between the police, administration and the public.
The members discussed on various issues, like safety and security of commuters related to BCT road, rampant road accidents with the vehicles of Army, cyber crimes, comprehensive traffic managements, tackling of cannabis, etc.
Amongst the prominent issues raised by the CBOs were scarcity of police personnel in the district resulting in delayed PCR response, illegal poaching and timber operations in Kamengbari and Doimara area by the intruders from adjoining populace of Assam, sensitization of villagers including GBs and students pertaining to legal awareness.
Additional SP Gothembu Dajangju also spoke on the occasion. (DIPRO)