Nagaland Police to conduct random sobriety checks on personnel
DIMAPUR — The Nagaland Police will soon be conducting random sobriety checks on personnel deployed at various locations.
As per a circular posted on the official X (formerly Twitter) handle of the state police force, the Director General Police, Rupin Sharma informed all unit commanders to conduct random checks on their respective unit personnel at regular intervals, to “check if they are under influence of any kind of intoxicants.”
If any personnel are found to be under the influence of intoxicants, the commanders were directed to immediately conduct medical test and submit report to the concerned District Commissioner of Police or Superintendents of Police, or take action at the unit level.
“The Unit Commanders and Assistant Commandant, SDPO ( Sub-Divisional Police Officer) as well as OCs (Officer-in-Charge) and Platoon Commanders shall be held responsible for negligence on supervisory laxity if any of those personnel or personnel deployed under the jurisdiction /charge are found under influence of liquor or intoxicants,” the DGP’s circular stated.
Stating that the orders are for ‘strict compliance,’ the circular also notified that medical tests are mandatory wherever police personnel are involved in any kind of accidents or criminal cases. “Take action as the case maybe, and submit report,” it added.