DIBRUGARH, Dec 9 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today dedicated the new building of Tingkhong Police Station to the service of people. The new building was built under Mission for Overall Improvement of Thana for Responsive Image (MOITRI) involving a financial outlay of Rs 1.71 crore.
Speaking on the occasion, Sonowal said that police forces have to be empowered to face the new age crimes and secure the lives and properties of people. In response to Prime Minister Narendra Modi�s call on the need of Smart Police during his speech in the conference of the DGPs in Guwahati, Sonowal said that, State government has deemed it its duty to bring about infrastructural development of the police stations in the State. Consequently, in the first Budget, the government made budgetary allocations for modernization of 344 police stations in the State and the government has achieved success in modernizing and empowering the police stations under the MOITRI scheme, he said.
He said that the PS has been renovated and upgraded to help the police personnel work in an improved environment to instil a sense of security to the people of the area.
Sonowal said that the police personnel after induction into the force took a pledge to promote and sustain the dignity of their uniform. Therefore, he said that they should be unrelenting in protecting and promoting the interests of the nation in sync with their pledge. He also said that immediately after assuming power, the present State government took a stance for a government free from corruption, pollution, terrorism, and migration.
�To help the government to work on these four-point agenda, Assam police personnel have also worked diligently. In the last four-and-a-half years, Assam Police personnel have registered phenomenal success in this regard. Compared to other States, Assam in its fight against corruption has topped the list,� he pointed out.
He also said that in controlling terrorism, Assam Police has performed very well. While dedicating the police station, Chief Minister Sonowal said that all police personnel and other employees should work in the greater interests of the public. He also urged upon the police personnel to be sincere so that nobody can instigate any violence and peace and tranquillity can always be upheld.
MLA Bimal Bora, DGP Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta also spoke on the occasion. MLAs � Prashanta Phukan, Chakradhar Gogoi, Nabanita Handique, Managing Director Assam Police Housing Construction Limited Arabinda Kalita, DIG Jeetmol Doley, Chief Executive Member Sonowal Kachari Autonomous Council Dipu Ranjan Makrary, Deputy Commissioner Pallav Gopal Jha, Superintendent of Police Prateek Vijay Kumar and host of other dignitaries were present on the occasion, a release informed.