Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Dimapur has highest crime rate in Nagaland: CP Dimapur

Staff reporter

The commercial hub of Nagaland continues to top the State’s crime graph, as Commissioner of Police (CP) Dimapur Rothihu Tetseo disclosed that out of a total of 1,503 crimes registered in the State in 2021, Dimapur alone registered over 700 crimes. He said out of the 700 crimes, 200 were registered at East Police Station.
Tetseo was speaking at the 15th Peace Knit Fest 2022-cum-Peace Channel Foundation Day and commemoration of International Day of Peace as chief guest at Peace Centre, 7th Mile, Chümoukedima. It was organised by Peace Channel in collaboration with North East Institute of Social Sciences and Research (NEISSR).
Tetseo pointed out that out of Nagaland’s total population of 19 lakh approximately, Dimapur alone was home to about 3.80 lakh people, which partly explained the district’s high incidence of crime.
He remarked wryly that despite being a Christian-majority State, Nagaland had a high rate of vehicle theft and extortion cases. He called for peace and tranquillity, adding that crimes affected overall growth and development in the society.
He told the students present on the occasion saying that unless one had peace within, he or she would not be at peace with others in the society. He asked them to feel and practice peace, besides sincerely contribute towards building a peaceful society.
Pointing out that trust deficit has created divisions along tribal lines and among organisations, Tetseo stressed on the need to have a single organisation that would unite Nagas under one platform.
“We will witness peace in the society once we overcome hatred with love for, peace means adjustment and forgiveness,” Tetseo remarked.


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