Only 25 villages in Nagaland have police stations
Kohima, Aug. 28 (EMN): Out of the 74 blocks comprising 1237 villages in Nagaland, only 25 villages have police stations, accounting to a mere 2.8%, while only 22 villages have a police beat post accounting to 1.7%.
It means a total of 1202 villages do not have a police station and 1215 villages do not have a police beat post, which are set up to deal with law and order problems of a smaller area like colony, ward and village.
This was stated in a survey report on local and block-level statistics for local-level planning 2020 conducted by the directorate of Economics and Statistics, government of Nagaland. It stated that the survey was conducted to collect information regarding the availability of major basic amenities at the village and block-level as in January 2020.
The survey covered all 11 districts encompassing 74 blocks and 1237 villages out of the total 1238 villages in the state, which are recognised by the Rural Development department. It stated that Dikoi village in Dimapur district was not canvassed as it was placed under suspension by the state government due to boundary dispute with the neighbouring state at the time of survey.
Under Dimapur district, there are five police stations and one police beat post. Three out of the total six blocks have police stations: one each under Medziphema and Dhansiripar block and two under Chümoukedima block.
There is only one police beat post which is under Chümoukedima block.
Kiphire district, which has five blocks, has only one police station and one police beat post at Longmatra block and Sitimi block respectively.
Kohima district has three police stations out of seven blocks, including two in Jakhama block and one in Sechu-Zubza block, while there are seven police beat posts including one each under Botsa, Chiephobozou, Jakhama and Tsemenyu block and three under Sechu-Zubza block.
Longleng district has two police beat posts and one police station under Tamlu block. There are three blocks in the district.
Mokokchung district, which has nine blocks, has police stations in four blocks and one police beat post each in four blocks. There is one police station each in Changtongya, Chuchuyimlang, Ongpangkong and Tuli block and one police beat post each under Ongpangkong and Tuli block and two under Longchem block.
Out of the total eight blocks in Mon district, four blocks have a police station and one block has one police beat post. There are two police stations under Tuli block one each in Tizit and Angjamgyang and only one police beat post under Tuli block.
In Peren district, which has four blocks, there are three police stations and one police beat post. Ahthibung and Jalukie blocks have one police station each. Ahthibung block also has one police beat post.
Out of the total eight blocks in Phek district, three blocks namely Chizami, Meluri and Weziho have one police station each and one police beat post under Pfutsero block.
Tuensang district with nine blocks, there are three police stations. Chessore block has one police station while Thonoknyu block has two police stations. Chare, Panso (Pathso), and Sangsangyu block have one police beat post each.
In Wokha district, which has seven blocks, Bhandari, Changpang, Ralan and Sanis blocks have police station. Wokha is the only district without any police beat post.
Zunheboto district has four police stations out of eight blocks. Akuluto, Ghathashi, Satakha and Suruhoto block have police station, while there is one police beat post under Satoi block.