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Dimapur police, CSOs deliberate on tackling menace of extortion

Staff Reporter

In a proactive move to address the spike in extortion by criminals and national workers, commissioner of police (CP), Dimapur, Kevithuto Sophie convened a closed-door consultative meeting with representatives from civil society organisations (CSOs) and business communities from Dimapur, Chümoukdeima, and Niuland.

The closed-door meeting which went on for nearly three hours was held at the Conference Hall of the Police Commissionerate here on Friday.
Interacting with Nagaland Post following the meeting, Sophie said the initiative was aimed at collaboratively tackling the growing challenge of extortion.

He disclosed that 50 participants representing 19 CSOs and the business communities from Dimapur, Chümoukdeima, and Niuland actively participated in the deliberations.
Describing the meeting as highly fruitful, Sophie said the central theme of discussion revolved around the menace of extortion, whereby representatives of the civil societies expressed their collective discontent, echoing a resounding “enough is enough”, against the evil.

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Acknowledging the dedicated efforts of law enforcement in curbing extortion activities, the commissioner of police also urged the civil society representatives to play an integral role in the process by cooperating and promptly sharing information about any observed or suspected instances of extortion.



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