SUALKUCHI, Aug 29 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurated the renovated office building of Sualkuchi Police Station, which has been rebuilt under the Mission for Overall Improvement of Thana for Responsive Image (MOITRI) on Friday.
While speaking at the inagaural meeting, he said that the aim of the scheme is to empower the traditional method of policing by improving smart policing activities and by developing the police station infrastructure and to make the officials more sincere, dedicated and skilful to render service to the people. He said that controlling cyber crime is one of the most serious challenges the police faces. The police must meet the challenges by improving their skill and efficiency.
Lauding the active participation of the police to curb antisocial activities in the society and amid the ongoing pandemic, Sonowal said that both the police and the Health Department jointly are playing a great role in the ongoing pandemic and their active participation is praiseworthy and remarkable. Moreover, the police with the help of the courts have been able to eradicate all kinds of social evils from the society and to provide security to the people in their jurisdiction in a more improved way.
Participating in the meeting, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that he had allocated funds for the modernisation of the police stations of Assam in his first Budget presented in 2016 and accordingly 70 thanas out of the 344 thanas in Assam have been upgraded with physical and software facilities. He said that in the post-militancy era, cyber crimes have posed a serious threat and to control them, the police ought to be equipped with the latest technology.
The meeting was also attended by GP Singh, Additional DIG of Assam, Arabinda Kalita, MD, Assam Police Housing Corporation, Santanu Bharali, Law and Order Adviser to the CM, Kailash Karthik, DC Kamrup, Partha Sarathi Mahanta, SP Kamrup and many other police officials.
It may be mentioned that Sualkuchi outpost was converted to a police station in 1990 having the jurisdiction of 26 revenue villages under Hajo Circle in Kamrup district.