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Prevailing law & order situation “congenial”: Y Patton

Nagaland News

DIMAPUR, OCTOBER 29: Deputy Chief Minister Y Patton has described the prevailing law and order situation in Nagaland as “congenial” and said that continuous improvements in law and order situation has led to reduction of AFSPA coverage in the State.
A press release on Saturday stated that Patton, who also holds the Home portfolio, made these remarks in his presentation at the two-day meeting of Home Ministers and DGPs held in Haryana on October 27 and 28. The meeting was chaired by Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
Barring few stray incidents, Patton said, the general law and order situation in the State was congenial and crime rate in the State is one of the lowest in the country.
He pointed out that AFSPA coverage in the State was reduced by 15 police stations spread across seven districts.
“The State Government, on its part, is geared up to take responsibilities of all the areas which have been taken out of AFSPA. State Government, on its part, also has carried out suitable enhancements in its capacities to put in place systems to respond appropriately and effectively to challenges arising due to this situation.
“We are also the second State in the Northeast to launch Tourist Police unit in 2018 for maintaining security and safety of tourists. Anti-extortion cells in all districts with a dedicated 24×7 control room at Police Headquarters are being set up it. As advised by MHA, the State Police has also set up NCORD to control narcotics trafficking”, he informed.
Patton also said that Nagaland Police was mindful of the new threats, concerning security and law and order, emerging from cyberspace.
“National Cybercrime Reporting Portal complaints are taken up and investigated. A Cyber Crime Forensic and Training Lab has been established at Police Training School at Choumukedima”, he added.
He also informed that Nagaland Police had seized 290 gold bars estimated to be worth Rs 22.80 crore in market value.
(Page News Service)