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Dialogue can resolve thorny issue of militancy: Gaikhangam

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IMPHAL: Manipur Home Minister Gaikhangam on Monday stated that the thorny issue of militancy in the state can be unraveled through political dialogues and that the state police are carrying out the task of creating the atmosphere conducive to peace talks with all the underground groups.

Participating in the 124th Raising Day Parade of Manipur Police at the 1st Manipur Rifles Parade Ground here, Gaikhangam also said the state police are working to ensure wellbeing of the people and prevention of crimes and maintenance of law and order.

Before Manipur Police was formally established, a small force called state military police was raised on October 19, 1892 under the command of then Manipur Political Agent Crawford. The total strength of the force was only 463 personnel. It later became the 1st Manipur Rifles. Now, the Manipur Police has a sanctioned strength of 33,700 personnel.

DGP of Manipur Police Shahid Ahmed was also among the dignitaries present in the function. Ahmed said efforts are on to make the Counter-Insurgency and Terrorism School (CIATS) at Imphal East’s Jiribam subdivision fully functional soon.

The DGP said Manipur Police is considered one of the best police forces in the country. He said criminal records of a single police station can be accessible to all police stations across the country by using the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network System (CCTNS).

Ahmed said GPS Vehicle Tracking Devices will be installed in 150 police vehicles in the state and that the Home Department has put in place an elaborate action plan to ensure a sense of security to the general public by manning 105 police duty points and deploying 2,500 police personnel in Imphal Municipal area.

Nearly 100 CCTV cameras have also been installed in the busy Imphal Khwairamband bazaar, the DGP informed.

During the event Home Minister Gaikhangam who inspected the parade gave away commendation certificates to 33 police officers in recognition of their outstanding contributions in different fields.

Cabinet ministers, Rajya Sabha MP Haji Abdul Salam of Manipur, Parliamentary Secretaries, MLAs, Chief Secretary and several top police officers were also present during the function.

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