Bomdila incident unfortunate, says Arunachal chief minister
ITANAGAR, Nov 08: Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Thursday attended the 46th Raising Day of Arunachal Pradesh Police here at IG park along with home minister Kumar Waii, Speaker TN Thongdok and other dignitaries.
Congratulating the state police family on the occasion, the chief minister said, “I am happy to know that Arunachal Pradesh has been adjudged as the best performing state when it comes to securing law and order as per survey by the Indian Television News Channel – India Today.”
Lauding the Arunachal Police force for this achievement, he said that this was the result of several police reforms brought by the state government in recent years giving highest priority to securing law and order in the state.
To fill critical manpower gap in the state police, Khandu said that several new posts — 45 head constable for fire dept, 32 DSP, 80 Inspector for Civil Police, 4 Inspector, Telecom, 3 radio technicians and 700 civil police — have been created.
“Also for time-bound recruitment process for filling up of around 1800 posts of various ranks are under way,” he said.
Khandu further informed that to boost the morale of police force, over 1500 police constables who are in service for 20 years would be given special grade promotion.
The chief minister said that the state government would leave no stone unturned in modernizing the police force and in giving best facilities to them so that law and order in the state is not compromised.
To secure women safety, women police station like the one in Itanagar had been extended to five more districts. The chief minister informed that recently one women police station was inaugurated in East Kameng district.
Commenting on the recent Bomdila incident involving Indian Army and police, the chief minister termed the incident as unfortunate. He said that steps were being taken to improve the relation between the Indian Army, local administration and the state police.
“A monthly sitting will be held between the Army and the state police for maintaining harmonious relation and to resolve issues,” he said while directing the state police head to ensure that all necessary steps were being in this regard.
Earlier, the chief minister inaugurated the event by unfurling the flag and releasing balloons in the air.
This was followed by a ceremonial parade, band display, display by SDRF, fire department, Special Task Force and martial art performance. Chief minister later inaugurated the exhibition stall that showcased the initiatives of APP, work of Welfare society, anti theft devices, SDRF, F&ES, STF including weapons and road safety.