Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Saturday inaugurated three new police stations at Chimpu, Niti Vihar and Papu Hills of the Itanagar Capital Region in presence of home minister Bamang Felix, home advisor Nyamar Karbak, MLA Techi Kaso and mayor Tame Phassang.

Informing about these police stations, the chief minister said the projects were sanctioned in 2013 but remained only on paper. He promised to fast track all such pending projects of the police department with priority to improve its manpower, equipment and infrastructure, during his speech.

To address the infrastructural issues of the police department, Khandu informed that an additional Rs 100 crore grant has been earmarked for this financial year besides the budgetary announcements.

On challenges of drug issues, the chief minister stressed on the importance of the role of police in fighting such menace and also called for redefining such roles.

Khandu said the fight against drugs should involve people also and urged all sections of the society to join hands in this fight with the government.

He said a long-term policy to fight the drug menace has also been prepared pointing drug misuse to be more dangerous than terrorism if left unchecked.



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