By Our Staff Reporter
Guwahati, January 1: Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today iugurated the Guwahati commissionerate and said the new police system – the first in the Northeast – will strive to make the capital city crime–free and safe.
“With the growth of the city, the incidents of crime have also gone up. Dispur police station alone has around 7,000 pending cases. The commissionerate system will seek to address these challenges,” Gogoi said at the function organized at Panbazar Police Reserve.
He claimed that the people of the State have reposed faith in the police force.
“The situation now is much better than what it was some years back. Earlier, people used to flee the city. Now people are coming here. This has jacked up the prices of land in Guwahati,” the Chief Minister said.
Gogoi was also candid in admitting that land grabbing cases were also on the rise and even police officials were involved in some of them. “This should stop. The new commissionerate system should look into this,” he said.
The Chief Minister also said his government was trying to address the grievances of the policemen.
“At the same time the police personnel have to be sensitive. Power should not be misused. Through the new system of commissionerate, we have not given more powers to the police. We have instead given the police additiol responsibilities to serve the people better,” he said, adding that the government intends to make Guwahati a model commissionerate.
DGP Khagen Sarma said the motto of the commissionerate will be ‘new resolve’, ‘commitment’ and ‘accountability’.
Guwahati first police commissioner Jyotirmoy Chakravarty took charge from outgoing City Senior Superintendent of Police And Prakash Tiwari. Tiwari has been posted as the commandant of the 4th APBn.