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CM lauds efforts of police in times of crisis

The new-look Panbazar Police Station, in Guwahati on Thursday. – UB Photos
 GUWAHATI, Aug 6 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today inaugurated the renovated building of the Panbazar Police Station in the city under Mission for Overall Improvement for Responsive Image (MOITRI) scheme and expressed optimism that the upgraded police station would be able to provide more people-friendly services with its modernised infrastructure.

 Speaking in a meeting held to mark the inauguration of the police station, Sonowal said that Assam Police is serving the people with sincerity and dedication.

They have earned a distinct name for themselves in the country and the police personnel should work to maintain the good image of Assam Police, he said.

Sonowal also appreciated the exemplary gesture of police personnel to donate their plasma for the treatment of COVID-19 patients apart from providing dedicated service in fight against the pandemic.

Stressing the need for the society to appreciate the good works of the police force, Sonowal said that such appreciation and recognition would go a long way in motivating the police personnel to deliver their best services in the face of challenges. He also said that Assam is going through a very difficult phase with problems like COVID-19, flood, erosion, storm, Baghjan oil well fire incident, etc, taking place at the same time and he lauded the efforts of the police in managing these challenges.

Underlining the importance of upholding the sanctity of their uniforms, Sonowal warned that the State government would not tolerate any wrong doing by police personnel and take stern action against those found guilty.

He also referred to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for a smart police force in the All India DGP Conference, which was held in 2015 in Guwahati and highlighted schemes like MOITRI as the Assam government’s initiative to build a smart police force.

Saying that the government has taken up the MOITRI scheme to strengthen infrastructure of the police stations so that it creates better working environment and boosts the morale of the police force, Sonowal stressed the importance of upholding human rights by police while performing their duty.

Under the MOITRI scheme, the State government has taken up initiatives to reconstruct the buildings of the police stations and develop infrastructure with improved public amenities.

The Government of Assam under MOITRI scheme has adopted a visionary programme of reconstructing 346 police stations with a financial outlay of Rs 2 crore for every police station to be reconstructed and refurbished within five years. Till now, 24 police stations have been opened out of 73 earmarked for the scheme.

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