Inspector Khogen distributing face masks and financial aid to migrant workers in Kangpokpi district in Manipur  Credit: Twitter 

Imphal: Inspector Maibam Khogen Singh, the officer-in-charge of Kangpokpi police station in Manipur, is living up to his service vow by continuing to serve people regardless of class, race or status amid COVID-19 lockdown. The noted police officer has once again earned love from the people by reaching out to the daily labourers and extending financial assistance to about 30 of them.

Inspector Khogen, who believes that service to humanity is service to God, has also been providing personal protection equipment (PPEs) to labourers, mostly migrant workers tirelessly working day in and day out loading and unloading essential items with little protection from the deadly virus.

The police officer feels that the aid he has extended to them is too small and incomparable with the service rendered by the labourers at this crucial juncture when most citizens remained indoors as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of the deadly disease.

Earlier this month, Khogen hit the limelight when he set a noble example by helping shoppers coming from far-flung areas during the lockdown relaxation.

Inspector Maibam Khogen Singh

In a video that went viral on social media, the police officer was seen personally lifting bags of potatoes from the shop and putting them in the truck while helping the shoppers.

The good Samiratan act he exhibited earned him appreciation and acknowledgment from several people, including chief minister N Biren Singh, Union minister of state for home affairs G Kishan Reddy, Union minister Anurag Thakur and Gen (retd) VK Singh, among others, for exhibiting selfless conduct and attitude.

What set him apart from the others was that a tragedy in the family did not deter him from fulfilling his duty amid the lockdown curfew.

Soon after he attended a death ceremonial of his cousin brother on April 1, Khogen reported back to work on the same day to oversee the law and order in the town amid the total curfew to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the district.

Since he joined Manipur Police in 1986, Khogen hasn’t been involved or chargesheeted in any of the infamous 1,528 alleged fake encounter cases being investigated by CBI as per directive of the Supreme Court.

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