IMPHAL, Oct 20 - A special women police commando unit will be formed in Manipur, and around 100 women police personnel will be given special training, Chief Minister N Biren Singh has said.
Addressing the 128th Manipur Police Raising Day function at the Parade Ground of the 1st Manipur Rifles Battalion here on Saturday, Chief Minister Biren Singh also announced that a police memorial park and a police museum would be built as a mark of respect under a scheme of the Home Ministry.
Deputy Chief Minister Y Joykumar Singh, Public Works Minister Th Biswajit, Revenue Minister Karam Shyam, MLAs, and officials of the state government attended the function.
The Chief Minister also appealed to different communities in the state to work for common issues to bring peace in the state. In the last two-and-a-half years, peace has prevailed in the state, he said, adding that the doors were always open for any dialogue to resolve conflict issues.
Reiterating that various welfare schemes have been introduced in the state, he said the government was committed to deliver inclusive governance and development.
Highlighting the achievements of Manipur Police, DGP LM Khaute revealed that 527 militants were arrested and 102 arms were seized in the past one year. Drugs worth Rs 1,336 crore were seized and 226 cases were registered, under which 413 persons were arrested, he added. Child-friendly units have been inaugurated at various police stations.
The Chief Minister distributed commendation certificates for 2019 to the best police station (Moreh Police Station), best battalion (5th Manipur Rifles) and best police officer (Sub-Inspector Md Wakibuddin of Lilong Police Station). Bhumika Shamurailatpam, who topped the matriculation examination this year, was also awarded a cash prize of Rs 5,000.
The Chief Minister released a souvenir highlighting the achievements of Manipur Police in the last one year. He also took the salute from 15 marchpast contingents and opened a blood donation camp at the Banquet Hall of the 1st Manipur Rifles Battalion.