Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday inaugurated two state of the art police stations at Lohowal and Duliajan built under Mission for Overall Improvement Thana for Responsive Image (MOITRI) and dedicated them for the service of the people.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Sonowal said that after assuming power in the year 2016, his government has dedicated itself to the socio-economic development of the people of the state and has been working on 24X7 basis to empower the people.
Referring to the abysmal condition of police stations during the previous government in the state, Sonowal said that though police personnel has dedicated themselves for the safety and security of the lives and properties of the state, the previous government did not do anything for lifting the morale of the policemen and facelifting the images of the police stations. Without any infrastructural support, the policemen had to work. The condition of the barracks was also very deplorable.
However, reverting the earlier condition, the present State government moved by the mantra of Narendra Modi’s Smart Police envisaged MOITRI scheme and made budgetary provision in the first budget of the government. In the first phase, steps were taken for the infrastructural development of 73 police stations.
Sonowal said that in the wake of the development of science and technology, the commission of crimes has also undergone a sea change. However, the state police taking the help of science and technology have achieved tremendous successes in dealing with crimes and their manifestations.
Chief Minister Sonowal also said that with the help of MOITRI scheme, efforts have been made to transform the police into friends of people. He said that during COVID 19 pandemic and flood, the humane phase of police was adequately reflected.
The CM also said that in sync with the State government’s principle of ‘zero tolerance’, Assam Police have been working diligently to wipe out corruption.