Arunachal Pradesh to upgrade police stations



Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh has sanctioned Rupees 80 crore for opening new police stations and upgrading the existing ones in insurgency-hit Tirap and Changlang districts of the state.

Home Minister Takar Marde who is on an extensive tour of Tirap district since July 26, along with top police and administrative officers, announced this during meetings at several areas of the district, official sources said here.

"The state government is alive to the plethora of problems faced by the two districts and working out modalities to solve them," sources said quoting Marde.

He urged the deputy commissioner and the public leaders to make sufficient land available to implement the central package of establishing security infrastructure at the earliest.

Marde announced that a mass police recruitment drive for the youths of Tirap and Changlang in various categories will be held in the month of September this year and asked the youths, including the girls to take full advantage of the opportunity.

He urged the youths who chose the wrong path by joining various insurgency groups to participate in the police recruitment rally.

The Minister in his public address said that the main purpose of his visit to Tirap was to acquaint himself with the ground realities vis-?-vis insurgency-related problems and said that all the ministers should visit the interior places to have a better grasp of the prevailing situation.

PTI