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Kiren Rijiju asks police officers to remain calm in tense situations

PTI | Updated on: 13 Sep 2018, 03:53:42 PM
Kiren Rijiju asks police officers to remain calm in tense situations (Photo: PTI)


Police officers must be calm, refrain from profanity and empathize in tense situations, Union minister Kiren Rijiju said here on Thursday.

Addressing the 25th annual conference of DGP, IGP and heads of central police organizations of North East region at Dorjee Khandu State Convention Centre here, the Union Minister of State for Home Affairs said people expect a lot from the police.

So they tend to be more demanding and abusive towards the police, he said.

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“Police can play positive role in promotion of tourism by conducting themselves in decent and helpful way,” Rijiju added.

The two-day convention would deliberate on improving law and order situation in the region and formulating strategies to deal with new challenges.

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu while speaking on the occasion said peace and order as the ‘prerequisite’ for development and economic growth of the state.

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Security and development have to go together, and such goals cannot be achieved without the state police being efficient, he said.

He said security situation in the region has considerably improved due to fresh development impetus given by the Centre.

“Though Arunachal has no home grown insurgency three eastern districts of the state is affected by it,” he said.

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First Published : 13 Sep 2018, 03:51:33 PM