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Police empowerment to continue to deal with modern day crimes: Sarbananda Sonowal

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal dedicated the new building of Biswanath Chariali Police Station to the service of the people at a function held at Biswanath on Monday.

Sarbananda Sonowal

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  23 Feb 2021 4:34 AM GMT

GUWAHATI: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal dedicated the new building of Biswanath Chariali Police Station to the service of the people at a function held at Biswanath on Monday. It may be noted that the police station has been built under MOITRI (Mission for Overall Improvement of Thana for Responsive Image) Scheme involving a financial outlay of Rs. 1.88 crore.

Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Sonowal said that the MOITRI scheme was a fall out of the All India DGP & IPG Conference held at Guwahati in the year 2015, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for smart police for the protection of lives of properties of all sections of the people. Consequently, the present BJP led state government after coming to power in 2016 envisaged the scheme namely MOITRI and in first phase 73 police stations were earmarked for upgradation and modernization.

Sonowal said that he is happy to inaugurate the new building of Biswanath Charilia Police Station which is incidentally the 49th Police Station to have been upgraded and modernized under MOITRI Scheme. He also said that in the changing face of commission of crimes, the police forces alongwith the police stations have to go through the modernization process. Therefore, under mission MOITRI efforts were taken to modernize the police stations to equip the police forces to combat with the modern day crimes, stated a release.

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