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Steps taken for bettering Army, police relationship: Khandu

Press Trust of India  |  Itanagar 

on Thursday said that steps are being taken to improve the relation between the Indian Army, local administration and the

Khandu's comments came in the backdrop of an incident last week when a few soldiers had allegedly vandalised the station and assaulted police personnel and civilians.

"A monthly sitting will be held between the and the for maintaining harmonious relation and to resolve issues, he said while attending the 46th Raising Day of Police here at Indira Gandhi Park along with Kumar Waii, TN Thongdok and other officials.

The directed the to ensure that all necessary steps are taken so that relations with the armed forces can be maintained.

"I am happy to know that the state has been adjudged as the best performing state when it came to securing law and order as per the survey by the Indian Television Channel

India Today," he said.

He said the credit goes to the Arunachal Police force personnel who have been discharging their duties with utmost dedication and also bringing innovations in serving the people.

"This was the result of several police reforms brought by the in recent years giving highest priority to securing law and order in the state, Khandu said.

To fill critical manpower gaps in state police, the chief minisster said 45 posts for fire department, 32 DSP, 80 for civil police, 4 posts of (Telecom) and 3 posts of radio technicians including 700 new posts for civil police have been created.

"For time-bound recruitment process for filling up of around 1,800 personnel of various ranks is underway, he said.

Khandu said the will leave no stone unturned in modernizing the police force and in giving best facilities to them so that law and order in the state is not compromised.

For ensuring safety of women, women police station like the one in Itanagar has been extended to five more districts, Khandu said adding, recently one women police station was inaugurated in district.

Earlier the inaugurated the event by unfurling the national flag and releasing balloons in the air.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, November 08 2018. 19:20 IST
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