Mizoram govt to strengthen state police, upgrade arms

CM Zoramthanga said his govt has been making massive efforts to strengthen state police – be it improving manpower, upgrading arms or police uniforms

Henry L Khojol

Aizawl: Inaugurating police headquarters at Khatla locality in Aizawl, Mizoram chief minister Zoramthanga said that his government has been making massive efforts to strengthen the state police – be it improving manpower, upgrading arms or police uniforms.

The chief minister on Thursday also said that his government has recently submitted detailed project reports (DPR) to the Centre for police infrastructure development.

Earlier, home minister Lalchamliana had said that the state government submitted DPR amounting to more than Rs 400 crore to the Centre for infrastructure development to strengthen the state police.

Calling upon police personnel to abstain from alcohol and drugs, Zoramthanga encouraged them to take it as a challenge and fight the growing menace. “Even though Mizoram is very small state, it has great opportunity to be a torchbearer in various aspects because of its peacefulness," he said.

He said that changes could be brought in the state if collective efforts are made to tackle big hurdles and difficulties.

Home minister Lalchamliana, who spoke on the occasion, said that the government would recruit police constable for the newly created three districts- Saitual, Khawzawl and Hnaththial. He said that the state police could be regarded as one of the best in the country as conviction rate in the state is almost double the national average.

The newly inaugurated police headquarters was constructed as the cost of Rs 1,555.79 lakh funded by DoNER ministry. It was completed in December last year.

A five-storey building has two blocks, 18 officer rooms, 20 staff rooms, 13 store and service rooms, a multipurpose hall, conference hall and library, among others.

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