Drug addiction more dangerous than insurgency: CM

ITANAGAR, 4 Aug: Declaring drug addiction as being “more dangerous than insurgency,” Chief Minister Pema Khandu said that “if the issue is not dealt with properly, then dark days lie ahead for the state.”

The CM, however, complimented the police department for dealing effectively with crimes related to drugs.

“Be it fighting insurgency, crimes or war against drugs, the police force has proved its mettle,” he said during the valedictory function of the four-day annual conference of the SPs and commandants of the AAPBn, the IBRn and the APP on Thursday.

Khandu gave assurance that “a surrender policy will be launched soon to rehabilitate surrendered insurgents through government flagships programmes.”

Taking note of increasing cyber crimes, the CM urged the police to “leverage available technology to become an active part of the digital world to deal with the new emerging trends of crime.”

Emphasising on community policing, the CM requested the police officers to maintain good rapport with the locals, “so that it would help in creating a positive atmosphere and in reducing criminal activities.”

He further urged the police department to “play an active role in the successful implementation of eILP Version 3 in the state.”

Khandu informed that Version 3, which is currently being developed, “has the provision for auto-generation of eILP permit, making the entire process seamless.”

He requested the police officials posted at the Assam-Arunachal boundary to “play a positive role and cooperate to facilitate early solution of the vexed boundary issue.”

He also urged them to maintain good relations with the Indian armed forces personnel posted at the international borders.

MLA Nyamar Karbak, Chief Secretary Dharmendra and DGP Satish Golcha also spoke. (CM’s PR Cell)