Guwahati: Continuing the tirade against criminals, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday said the police cannot be friendly with criminals and has to maintain a zero tolerance policy against anyone who is involved in drug mafia and organised crime syndicates.

Talking at the inaugural function of 2nd conference of Supritendents of Police, Sarma stressed police personnel in the state to raise the level of policing in the state with the use of technology and hi-tech surveillance to be a people-centric force..

“I would be happy if I can roam around with a battery a police personnel always guarding me…..the use of increased police presence signifies the fact the police has failed to neutralize threat perception,” the chief minister said, adding that the state police force has to raise the bar of investigation to take criminal cases to its logical conclusion.

He also stressed upon the fact that the police force should use more technology to make security invisible. ” My expectations are high…..police force in Assam should become first in India in tech policing,” he said.

Continuing his tirade against drug mafia and organized crime syndicate, Sarma said the police cannot be friendly with criminals; they have to maintain zero tolerance against criminals.

” You should deal firmly with anyone who is involved in orgnaised crime which destroys economy, youths of the state,” he added.

Sarma said that since the BJP has assumed power in the state for the second term, Assam police has shown exemplary courage in dealing with drug mafia and organised crime syndicates.

In the two-day conference, the CM will review the functioning of police of 34 districts of the state. SPs of each district will make a 15 minute presentation before the CM.

The conference will also deliberate on internal security, security situation, international borders. Besides the SPs, top army officials have also attended the conference.

No Covid deaths in Assam, 156 new Covid-19 cases reported

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