Shillong: Newly appointed Meghalaya Director General of Police (DGP) Rajiv Mehta on Thursday said safety of women and children, besides wiping off insurgency problems from the state are his priorities.
Replacing PJP Hanaman who retired on December 31 last year, Mehta took charge from acting DG SK Jain at the Police Headquarters here.
"We need to identify measures, which can be taken for the safety of women and children," Mehta said adding, the problem was not an isolated one for Meghalaya alone.
Indicating that it was a serious social issue, the DGP stressed on the need to get the community involved on these issues and the police could not be the only solution.
The new DGP has convened a meeting of all SPs and COs tomorrow to identify critical areas, which needs attention.
"Tomorrow's meeting will be on the general road map. We will identify the critical areas and also listen to each district, what are the issue they are flagging," he said.
Admitting that the Garo Hills region was plagued with insurgency and armed struggle by several mushrooming militant groups, the DGP said he would try to solve the problem.
Stressing on the need to bring to book all those involved in anti-social activities, Mehta said, "We will try our best with whatever I have, whatever I can contribute and whatever I can get from my team."
The DGP said he would visit the trouble-torn Garo Hills region early next week to operationalise his plan of action.
"As far as assessment on the ground, whether we have adequate forces are not, whether the nature of operations are correct or it needs modification... All these will take place when I reach the Garo Hills," he added.