Efforts to meet expectation of people, govt : DGP
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Last Updated: Monday, January 16, 2012, 13:56
Guwahati: Immediately after taking over, newly-appointed Assam Director General of Police Jayanta Narayan Choudhury said on Monday he would make efforts to meet the expectations of the government and the aspirations of the people.

Asked to comment on chief minister Tarun Gogoi's claim that Maoists were involved in anti-dam protests, the DGP said, "while in IBI have seen agitations all over the country. Decisions on policy isses are taken by the government. The police has the responsibility for maintaining law and order. The police has to ensure roads are not blocked".

Reposing confidence in his police officers, the 1978 batch IPS officer said, "I will have to reinvent myself" as he was away from the state on central deputation in the IB since 1985 and posted out of the state in the North East region, Delhi and the US.

"I have been briefed by my officers on the prevailing situation here. They told me the problem places are Dhemaji where the anti-big dam agitation is on and the splinter extremist issues", he said.

On the allegation of the police force being understaffed and therefore not well behaved, the top cop said, "step by step the manpower shortage and modernisation of the force will be done. The civil society has to say that the police force be given more resources".

Choudhury, who was Additional Director of Intelligence Bureau, was appointed after his predecessor Sankar Barua's retirement on December 31 last.


First Published: Monday, January 16, 2012, 13:56

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