Police stations to guard inter-state border
Source: Hueiyen News Service

Imphal, October 30 2009: In a move to guard the inter-state boundary of the state, Manipur government has agreed to open police stations at the inter-state borders.

A proposal of the state home department has been approved by the government, official source said.

The Jessami police station of Ukhrul district located at the inter-state border with Phek district of Nagaland will also be upgraded to the level of sub-divisional police officer (SDPO) as government has already taken up steps for upgradation of Jessami sub-deputy collector (SDC) into sub-divisional office (SDO), the source maintained.

A cabinet meeting of the SPF government under the chair of the chief minister O Ibobi Singh held on last Thursday has approved to the opening of nine more police stations above 12 police station agreed to establish on September 1 last.

Six of the nine new police stations are to be opened in the interior area of Senapati bordering with Nagaland.

The police stations will be located at Zduko, Phaibung, Purul, Chalwa, Tungjoy and Willong areas of the district.

With this, the district will have 12 police stations which would be the highest number of police stations among the nine districts of the state, an official added.

One each of the remaining three stations is to be opened in Ukhrul (at Sanakeithel), Churachandpur (at Sangaipat) and Chandel (at Khengjoy) district.

Manipur government had on September 1 approved opening of 12 new police stations at the vulnerable areas of both valley and hill districts of the state, which includes police stations at Yaingangpokpi, Maphou Dam, Boro Bekra at Jiribam sub-division, Heirok, Khongjom, Hiyanglam, Wangoo and New Keithel Manbi, Arong Nongmaikhong, Keibul Lamjao and Phoubakchao.

With the opening of the altogether 21 police station, Manipur will have 74 police stations.

A total of 53 police stations have already existing in the state.

The process of recruitment of personnel to meet the additional required strength of the police stations to be opened state government also approved for the creation of posts 44 Inspectors, 55 sub-inspectors, 44 Head Constables, 451 constables, 33 drivers, the official source added.

State government has already begun the process of revamping its police along a model recommended recently by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs, MHA.

The plan related with its counter insurgency campaign and action plan to reduce violence in the state.

Government has already drafted an action plan for reduction of violence in state.