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‘Good Samaritan’ police officer Maibam Khogen bids farewell to Kangpokpi

Maibam Khogen, Officer-in-Charge (OC) given farewell

Inspector Maibam Khogen was instrumental in the fight against the pandemic COVID-19 first wave in the district. He had contributed immensely which inspired everyone of the town.

BY TFM Representative, Kangpokpi

Known for his Good Samaritan service and inspiring fellow police personnel and the people around, inspector Maibam Khogen, Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Kangpokpi Police Station left Kangpokpi for his new posting place at CID (SB) on Tuesday.

Before leaving the district, the police officer displayed another Good Samaritan work by helping a few widows from Kangpokpi town start a decent business for their livelihood.

Recently, the local bodies of Kangpokpi town under the aegis of Kangpokpi Town Committee had banned liquor business in the town, following which all liquor sellers voluntarily decided to quit their business by April 25. Among them a few are widows who have been in the liquor business for their livelihood.

Inspector Khogen was aware of the situation before he received his transfer order on April 26. So, he requested the town committee to identify widow liquor sellers who quit their business to start a decent business. Before leaving the town on April 27 morning, he met the widows at Kangpokpi Town Committee office and provided financial assistance of Rs 5,000 each to three widows in the presence of KTC, KWWO and KYU leaders.

The police officer advised the widows to use the amount to start a new decent business for their livelihood stating that liquor business brings no good to their family and the society as well.

Khogen was instrumental in the fight against the pandemic COVID-19 first wave in the district. Apart from standing in the frontline, he also addressed the grievances of many daily wage earners in the town in his capacity. He had impressed the local MLA as well as the district administration with his sincerity and honesty. The local MLA had rewarded him during a function at SP office Kangpokpi.

Meanwhile, the local bodies of Kangpokpi including Kangpokpi Women Welfare Organisation, Kangpokpi Youth Union under the aegis of Kangpokpi Town Committee organised a simple farewell ceremony at the office chamber of the OC Kangpokpi on Tuesday morning.

Many police inspectors had served as OC of Kangpokpi Police Station in the past. They were all good and sincere but Khogen was exceptionally sincere in his duties and honest in his heart, KTC chairman Lunseh Kipgen said while delivering his farewell speech.

The town committee as a token of love and appreciation presented the police officer a traditional “Saipikhup” waistcoat while the KWWO and KYU presented him a traditional “Khamtang” Phanek for his wife.

An emotional Khogen said that transfer and posting is part and parcel of every government servant, be it in uniform service or any other departments. “I have experienced such transfer and posting many times during my service career spanning more than 30 years. But my brief association with Kangpokpi will remain one of the most memorable one,” he added.

He expressed his sincere gratitude to all the local bodies of Kangpokpi for their love and support during his short stay in the town and also conveyed his respect and love to the KTC, KWWO, KYU and all the people of the beautiful hill town.

The police officer also conveyed his heartfelt thanks to his superior officers, subordinate officers and personnel of Kangpokpi police for their support and cooperation.

The man of action despite his age, Khogen left with inspiring words for the people of Kangpokpi while combating the second wave of COVID-19 saying, “during the first wave we talked and followed with action but during the second wave we must act first and talk later”.

He motivated the leaders of the local bodies saying, “in the fight against the second wave of COVID-19 you stand in the frontline first and combat the pandemic. Then call the people to join you because nobody will come unless you first go for the fight since the people’s mentality about COVID has already been misguided on several occasions despite fatalities”.

Khogen will now serve at CID (SB), while inspector Henminthang Kipgen took charge as the OC of Kangpokpi Police Station.

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