Nagaland, KOHIMA, Mar 21 (NEPS): Home Minister G Kaito Aye said arresting of cadres of various underground factions by State police sometimes would not lead to desirable solution but suggested that they give them (cadres of various factions) counseling.
He said this while interacting with the Officers of the Police Headquarters here at PHQ Conference Hall Thursday. He explained that there were ceasefires between the Government of India and the Naga underground groups and peace process was underway. As such counseling cadres engaging in factional fights will help reduce the factional fights amongst them, the Home Minister opined.
“If they want peace, why should they fight amongst themselves,” he asked adding, “So we are also responsible to give them counseling.”
Kaito also said the crimes taking place in and around Dimapur, the fast growing commercial hub of the State, had become more and more complicated due to the involvement by outside miscreants and anti-social elements.
Admitting that the situation in and around Dimapur was very complex, the Home Minister told the police officers that he wanted to meet the 3 Corps Commander so as to get their support in their fight to detect these outside anti-social elements operating in and around Dimapur. He said the 3 Corps Commander had their jurisdictions over the region, besides better networking.
“They (3 Corps Commander) can provide support to us in our fight to detect these outside anti-social operatives in and around Dimapur,” he added. “We should contain it before anything is happening.”
Kaito also expressed that those police personnel who performed commendable jobs should be given appropriate recognition. “This way massive morale boost will be there for other fellow police personnel,” he said adding that he wanted to introduce welfare schemes for the police personnel in the State.
He also said the police used to mix up with all kind of people but regretted that arms were lost sometimes. “I feel that when you can mix up with all kinds of people, you should also be in a position to come out with something to our advantage.”
The Power Point Presentation was also shown to the Minister during his interaction on the achievement and requirements of the department. Asking the Officers to feed and guide him properly so that he would be able to push the matter wherever necessary – be it in the Cabinet or CM table, the Minister expressed the confidence that under the dynamic and abled leadership of the State DGP, Besesayo Kezo, IPS, the police forces could be restructured in the State so that they could deliver service to the people.
In his closing remark, the DGP also assured the Minister that they would extend all possible help to the former to fulfill his desired goal. Commissioner and Secretary Temjen Toy, all the state police top brass and officers of the PHQ, Kohima were among other who attended the program.