ITANAGAR, April 8 � The security scenario in the strategically located frontier State of Arunachal Pradesh is set to get a major boost in the days to come with the Centre releasing a whopping amount of over Rs 138 crore to the State Government to strengthen the police force.
The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) under the initiative of Union Home Minister P Chidambaram has sanctioned Rs 138.95 crore for upgrading police establishments in Arunachal Pradesh including the insurgency-infested Tirap and Changlang districts.
This was divulged by State Home Minister Tako Dabi at a press conference here today.
Pledging total transparency and fiscal accountability on use of the funds for their avowed purposes, Dabi, who personally took up with the Centre to get the proposal approved, exuded hope that within 5 to 10 years, the State�s security apparatus would be set on the right track.
The minister pointed out that once the Prime Minister�s ambitious project, the trans-Arunachal highway and all the mega power projects are implemented, Arunachal Pradesh would require a minimum of 15,000 more security personnel, 58 police stations and 100 police vehicles to maintain law and order.
The Home Minister, meanwhile, informed that the State Government has decided to hand over the Sanjay Kumar abduction case to the apex investigating agency, CBI, after the State police failed to make any headway in it.
Apparently, the State police might have found it a hard nut to crack even though four-and-a-half months has passed since the supervisor of the Kharsang-based coal mine, Sanjay Kumar, was kidnapped from Kharsang in Changlang district by four unidentified armed miscreants on November 24, 2010.
Talking about the infamous Daporijo MMS case, which was in the headlines in the local media in the recent past, the Home Minister said that an intensive manhunt is on to nab the absconding ASI, Boham Bo, the main accused in the MMS case. Dabi further said that the investigating officer of the case, RN Hazarika, the circle inspector of the Daporijo police station, has already been put under suspension on charges of dereliction of duty.
Four other accused � all police personnel namely, head constable Duyu Tatu, constables Rajesh Nayam, Taper Norah and Kili Nguri � have already been put behind the bars.
It was on June 12 2009, a police patrolling team picked a boy and a girl (both minors) from the Tadak Dulom Bridge, Pakam colony, Daporijo in Upper Subansiri district and handed them over to ASI Boham Bo who was the night duty officer at the Daporijo police station. The ASI and other policemen allegedly confined the teenagers in a room and forced them to have intercourse. The men in khaki recorded the obscene act in their mobile handsets and prepared an MMS which is now in circulation among the public.