HM asks SPs to submit plans for dists

HAPOLI, Jul 2: Home Minister Bamang Felix has asked the superintendents of police (SP) of the western range to submit comprehensive two-year short-term plans and five-year long-term plans for their respective districts.
“An ethnically diverse state like ours cannot be manned by a uniform policing role across the state. Local sentiments and ethos have to be considered while framing the plans, both in terms of infrastructural development and psychological interventions,” Felix said during the maiden conference of the SPs of the western range here in Lower Subansiri district on Tuesday.
He urged the SPs to submit their “tactically designed plans” at the earliest.
He also directed the officers to submit lists of habitual criminals, dividing them in different categories, based on their records.
“Criminals have no class, caste, clan or tribe. Zero tolerance against crimes should be the mantra for all our police personnel,” the home minister said.
He informed that establishing “a special common cell for undivided Subansiri and another cell for the districts sharing boundaries with the neighbouring states” is in the pipeline to facilitate coordination between the districts’ police to curtail inter-district and interstate crimes.
“Timely DPCs and promotion of officers shall be one of my prerogatives. This should act as a catalyst for all the officers to be proactive and hardworking,” he said.
Felix also informed about the soon-to-be launched ‘Humara Arunachal Abhiyan’ (HAA), in which people from all walks of life, along with CBOs, women’s organizations, etc, will be assisting the police department in containing law and order issues.
“The HAA will facilitate CBOs in issuing social sanctions against any crimes,” he said, and urged the SPs to submit plans in which interventions of CBOs would be required to contain law and order issues.
The SPs made PowerPoint presentations highlighting the activities in their districts. They also brought to the minister’s notice issues pertaining to infrastructural gaps and manpower requirements.
Matters such as hiring IT professionals to tackle the ever-rising cyber crimes, training requirements for police personnel, use of social media to create awareness, image-building of the police, etc, were also discussed during the meeting.
DIGP (W) Apur Bitin also attended the conference. Later, the minister along with Bitin inspected the DIGP office site in Yachuli, the headquarters of the western range. (DIPRO)