GUWAHATI: Special Director General of Police for Law & Order and Vigilance and Anti Corruption in Assam, Gyanendra Pratap Singh has mentioned that the acts of terrorism have come under control in the state of Assam and that the civil defence organisations are now undertaking nation building measures. He was speaking on the occasion of the Foundation Day of the Village Defence Organisation.
Gyanendra Pratap Singh was addressing the gathering on the occasion of the 74th Foundation Day Celebrations of the Village Defence Organisation on Sunday when he mentioned about the developments in the state of Assam and the entire northeastern region. "The acts of terrorism have almost come under control. Now, the Assam Police along with the VDP (Village Defence Party) will primarily engage in the development works as part of the nation- building measures," he mentioned during the event.
He also mentioned that the police as well as society as a whole needs to fight against several social evils including child marriage, narcotics supply and consumption and human trafficking which are prevalent in different parts of the state. He also appealed to the members of the Village Development Parties across the state to extend their help and support to Assam Police in order to tackle these problems.
Indian Police Services official of the 1991 batch in the Assam-Meghalaya Cadre, Gyanendra Pratap Singh has been announced to be the Director General of the Police of Assam. He will take over the charges from Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta on February 1. He was posted as an Inspector General of Police with the National Investigation Agency in New Delhi before being posted in the state during the statewide protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (then Bill) towards the end of 2019.
After the announcement of his new position by the Assam chief minister, he had tweeted bout making the police forces of the state more approachable by the public as well as encourage interactions and idea exchanges between different levels of the police administration.
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