Meghalaya: Operations against militants to continue, says acting DGP

Meghalaya: Operations against militants to continue, says acting DGP

SHILLONG: The acting Director General of Police, S K Jain who took over the reign following the Centres not granting extension of service to Meghalaya police chief Rajiv Mehta, on Friday said that continued operations against militants and criminal activities in all parts of the state is his top priority.

Addressing media persons here on Friday, Jain said that these operations will continue relentlessly to ensure that leaders, commanders and cadres of various groups are neutralised and forced to bow down before the law of the land and security apparatus of the state.

"I will ensure that the CAPFs and state special operations teams deliver their utmost and their concerns, if any, are also addressed effectively with the support of the state government," he said.

Further, he called upon the family members of the militants and criminals to refrain from colluding with their sons and husbands as they became equal partners in their crimes and anti-people activities.

Referring to the issue pertaining to the relief packages and rehab for surrendered militants, Jain said that the rehab for surrendered militants or disbanded organisations requires concerted attention and systematic approach by all stake holders. "This will be another area of priority," he said.

The acting DGP also mentioned that he will try to take police to the public adding that he will not shy away from engaging in dialogue with various social organisations and community leaders, to decide the way forward in reducing the conflict and better understanding and appreciation of different view points on as to how police need to serve the people.

"I propose to be available to members of public and social organisations at least once a week to interact on matters of public interest," said the acting DGP.

He also acknowledged the contribution made by ex DGP Rajiv Mehta in his tenure of 16 months.

It may be mentioned that Special DG S K Jain has taken charge of the office of the police chief. He will continue to serve as Acting DG till the (police) commission appoints a new DG.

Jain, who is also the senior most police officer, had in the past taken charge as the top cop before Rajiv Mehta took over as DG in October last year. The Meghalaya government had sought Mehta's extension from the Centre, however, the refusal of the centre to grant extension has left an empty spot in the police headquarters, the same of which had to be filled by Jain as an Acting DGP.

(TNT News)

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