Renovate police stations
The crime graph in Assam is alarmingly on the rise. The newspapers and the news telecast through electronic media are fraught with news of crimes. Corruption and Crime — this mece is engulfing the State. We feel happy to note that corruption level under the new ruling dispensation has been gradually waning. But the crime rate has assumed a huge dimension, particularly against women and children. It is really surprising to note that almost all the police stations suffer from idequate manpower and lack of room. Many police stations even lack basic communication link and vehicles. After any crime against women or children, we blame our police force if they fail to b the culprits; but can our Home department clarify how many police stations in the State, barring those in Guwahati, are equipped with necessary parapherlia? Crimils, after committing crimes, easily make good their escape and remain at large. Our Chief Minister, who holds the Home portfolio, should look into the matter.
Human trafficking seems to be a headache; many girls and children have to be rescued from the railway stations. Kidpping, abduction, rape, trafficking are what make news headlines. ‘Nirbhaya kanda’ is no longer confined to Delhi only. Many such incidents occur here too. All we want is that police stations should not be like a pigeon’s nest that cannot provide a seat even to the ones working there; ramshackle police stations should be either replaced or renovated. We always blame our police force when the culprits mage to get away but simultaneously we have to ensure if the stations are properly manned and equipped. The State Home department should give topmost priority to make a police station in the State worth visiting. Action should sound louder than words.