160 Northeast youths to join Delhi Police: Rijiju

Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday announced 160 youths from Northeast states would be inducted into Delhi Police.

New Delhi: Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday announced 160 youths from Northeast states would be inducted into Delhi Police.

Rijiju made the announcement while attending a meeting with senior officials at Delhi Police headquarters, considering the increasing number of racial attacks against people from northeastern states in Delhi.

Rijiju said that 10 male and 10 female police officers will be inducted in Delhi Police from Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim.

At present, only 39 policemen from northeastern states are serving with Delhi Police. Of these policemen, 10 are Indian Police Service officers while the rest are either constables, head constables or inspectors. 

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