Tengnoupal: Village chiefs against installing police stations, outposts
Village chiefs in Tengnoupal district disapprove the government policy of "arbitrary establishment" of police stations or outposts in the name of war on drugs in the villages.
Updated 1 Jun 2022, 5:38 am
Chiefs of affected villages in Tengnoupal district on Tuesday took an unanimous resolution against the government order to set up police stations and outposts in their villages.
A joint release stated that the meeting was organised, following the notification No H-1701/110/2022-HD-HD issued by state Home department on May 13.
It stated that they cannot oblige to the order for establishment of police stations and police outposts in the villages without consulting them and they were not given any prior information.
“We have formed our own village authority, Youth Club and women wing, which have been actively campaigning against banned drugs,” it stated.
The village chiefs disapprove the policy of arbitrary establishment of police stations or outposts in the name of war on drugs in the villages, it further stated. The Assam Rifles are competent and relevant enough to check and control movement of contraband drugs etc. and to protect the border areas and its inhabitants, it stated.
“They are 24-hours alert, active, dependable and we feel safe and secure under them. So, the need for additional security forces does not arise,” it stated.
The village chiefs do not have faith and confidence in the state
police force. The rampant practice of bribery and involvement of state police personnel in peddling of drugs is an open secret, it mentioned.
Two villages, namely T Minou and Betuk mentioned in the order had been re-christened as T Motha and J Munnomjang villages respectively, it added.