Assam focussed on making police force smart: Sonowal

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GUWAHATI: Smarter forces police force for smart security to people. With this objective, Assam government is focussed on facilitating smart policing in order to provide better security to the lives and property of the people of the state where crime graph has shown an upward trend of late.
Inaugurating smart Margherita Police stations under MOITRI (Mission for Overall Improvement of Thana for Responsive Images) scheme in Tinsukia, Assam, on Friday, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said 73 police stations in the state would be covered in the first phase under MOITRI scheme for the overall improvement of police stations, re-dedicating the force to the service of people, creating people’s friendly environment with modern scientific human approach.
He said the upgrade of police stations under MOITRI scheme and providing an opportunity to the state police force to toe the line of smart policing was done under the guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He also emphasised that if the police personnel become smart, security can be given to the lives and properties of the people with an added emphasis on modern human approach.
Reiterating his government’s commitment to a responsive police force, Sonowal said the guiding principle for the scheme is to create good atmosphere in the police stations and bridge the gap between public and police.

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