Law and order situation in Dimapur improved — DGP
Says the commercial hub seriously needs more CCTVs; SIT probing only Oting incident
Dimpaur, Jan. 14 (EMN): Director General of Police (DGP) Nagaland, T John Longkumer, has said that the law and order situation in Dimapur has improved a lot and lauded the Commissioner of Police, Dimapur and his colleagues for their efforts.
The police officer told this to journalists on Friday after a meeting with Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (ADGP) (Law and Order) Sandeep M. Tamgadge and other senior police officials at Rhododendron Hall, Police Complex in Chümoukedima, held to access law and order situation in Dimapur and Nagaland in general.
The DGP informed that they discussed and sensitised themselves about logistic, manpower and weapons requirements as well as other matters like further reinforcement in Dimapur, more frisking and accidents caused by drunken driving in the city.
They deliberated on the need to set goals for the Police department and find ways to achieve it. The officers also discussed about the chain of command, strength and requirement of DCP for the two newly announced Chümoukedima and Nuiland districts.
When asked about installation of closed-circuit television (CCTV) in and around Dimapur, Longkumer replied that a few have been installed at some locations but acknowledged a serious need for more CCTV coverage in the city. He added that the video surveillance devices have been installed in Kohima under the smart city plan but unfortunately, there is no such fund available for Dimapur.
SIT report on Oting incident
The DGP informed that they also discussed about the FIR lodged in connection with the Oting killing incident at the meeting but the details couldn’t be revealed as the matter is now in the cognizance of the court and the legal system has to be followed.
He said that the special investigation team (SIT) has completed the ground report on the incident but required the forensic laboratory results to compile the findings and submit the final report.
The ADGP (Law and Order), Tamgadge said that they had requested the authority for expeditious completion of the forensic analysis but it depends on the number of exhibits the investigation team had sought to know, and based on that the final report can be prepared. He added that they were not in the position to say when the forensic laboratory will submit the report.
When asked if the SIT is investigating both the killing incidents on December 4 in Oting and the 5th in Mon town, Tamgadge replied that team is investigating only the December 4 incident and that a separate district-level team is investigating the December 5 incident, for which another FIR has been filed at the Police Station, Mon.