Manipur Police celebrates 130th Raising Day

By FrontierManipur | Published On 20th Oct, 2021, 10:06 GMT+0530

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This year, 7th Battalion Manipur Rifles walked away with DGP Running Trophy for the Best Battalion 2021. T Lalboi Haokip, MPS, Commandant, 7th Battalion Manipur Rifles received the trophy with cash reward of Rs. 15,000 and a DGP Commendation Certificate from the chief minister.

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The Manipur Police on Tuesday celebrated its 130th Raising Day at the Parade Ground of 1st Battalion Manipur Rifles. March-past and distribution of awards, trophies and commendations to police officers were the main attraction of the celebration.

Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh, who was the chief guest of the function, inspected the parade and took the salute at the march-past by 16 contingents. The Rising Day parade consisted of contingents from Indian Reserve Battalion, Civil Police, Commando, 9th Indian Reserve (Mahila)Battalion, Home Guard, VDF, traffic police and  Combined Civil Police Imphal East and Imphal West Female Contingent Manipur Police Dog Squad Imphal East & Imphal.

Cabinet Ministers, including works minister Th Biswajit, MLAs, DGP and other top police officials also attended the function.

This year, 7th Battalion Manipur Rifles walked away with DGP Running Trophy for the Best Battalion 2021. T Lalboi Haokip, MPS, Commandant, 7th Battalion Manipur Rifles received the trophy with cash reward of Rs. 15,000 and a DGP Commendation Certificate from the chief minister.

8th Indian Reserve Battalion and 8th Battalion ManipurRifles received second and third Best Battalion Trophies respectively. Dr. Rashini Yengkhom, MPS,Commandant, 8th Indian Reserve Battalion and ThingnamDeshorjit, MPS, Deputy Commandant, 8th Battalion ManipurRifles collected the trophies with cash rewards and DGP commendation certificate for their battalion.

Khongjom Police Station bagged Best Police Station2021, while Jiribam Police Station and City Police Station, Imphal West District won second and third best police station respectively.

Inspector Kangjam SantoshSingh, Officer-in-charge, Khongjom Police Station; Inspector Laishram KhogenSingh, Officer-in-charge, Jiribam Police Station and Inspector Maibam Sudhirkumar Meitei Officer-in-charge, IW City Police Station  collected cash rewards and a commendation certificate for their respective police station. .

Acknowledging his role in detection of illegal timber trade carried out via Kamjong Chassad and Phungyar area, Inspector Hopeson Chiphang OC/Shangshak Police Station, Ukhrul District was honoured with Best Police Officer2021 award. Hopeson Chiphang is a highly dedicated and responsible officer with outstanding knowledge of investigation work and well experienced in controlling crime. His command and control as OC of a police station is remarkable and exemplary, officials noted.

By practicing community policing through a Whatsapp group and conducting community outreach programmes, Inspector Hopeson Chiphang has been able to bring down the crime rate significantly and to make Shangshak PS jurisdiction areas free of poppy and cannabis cultivation, they added.

Speaking on the occasion, N Biren Singh lauded all officials of Manipur Police Department and the State Forces for their dedicated services towards maintaining law and order. He urged the people to respect and honour police personnel who were rendering services as and when needed in every circumstance.

Claiming that law and order of the State had considerably improved with efficient functioning of the Police Department, he added that the public could now feel safe while moving anywhere in the State.

The Chief Minister also appreciated the contribution made by Manipur Police personnel during the Government’s fight againstCOVID-19 and any other crucial time.

Delivering his speech, Director General of Police, Manipur LM Khaute stated that Manipur Police had always played a commendable role in maintaining law and order in the State. He informed that Manipur Police along with Indian Army and Paramilitary forces had conducted many counter insurgency operations and area domination and had helped bring certain members of underground organizations into the national mainstream.

The security environment of the State had now improved considerably, he added and continued that 263 extremist had been arrested and 13 had been neutralized, arms and ammunition consisting of 149 weapons, 2,783 assaulted ammunitions, 75 hand grenades, 398 detonators, 3 kg explosive substances and other explosive materials among others were recovered.

Apart from this, large amount of drugs had also been captured consisting of 36 kg of heroine, 841 kg of ganja,479 kg of opium, 272 kg of brown sugar, around 9 lakh WY tablets, 18,710 SP capsules and more than 12,000 bottles of cough syrup among others, he further added.

He also appreciated the Chief Minister for his continuous guidance and support provided to the Police Department which had made certain achievements of the Department possible.

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