GUWAHATI, Jan 16 (PTI): Newly-appointed Assam DGP Jayanta Narayan Choudhury today said he would make all efforts to meet expectations of the government and the aspirations of people.
"I have been briefed by my officers on the prevailing situation here. They told me the problem places are Dhemaji where the anti-big dam agitation is on and the splinter extremist issues," the 1978 batch IPS officer said.
"I will have to reinvent myself," he said, since he was away from the State on Central deputation in the IB since 1985 and posted out of the state in the North East region, Delhi and the US. Commenting on the anti-dam protests, the DGP said, "While in IB, I have seen agitations all over the country. Decisions on policy issues are taken by the government. The police has the responsibility for maintaining law and order. The police has to ensure roads are not blocked".
On the allegation of the police force being understaffed, and therefore not well behaved, Choudhury said "manpower shortage and modernisation of the force will be addressed step by step" and asked the civil society to press "more resources for police force".
Choudhury was the Additional Director of Intelligence Bureau before being appointed as the State DGP after the retirement of his predecessor Sankar Barua on December 31 last year.