Thursday, December 8, 2022

Nagaland police mindful of new threats, says Patton

Deputy chief minister, Y Patton, who is also holds home portfolio, told the meeting of home ministers and DGPs held in Haryana on October 27 and 28, that Nagaland police was mindful of the new threats concerning security and law and order emerging from cyberspace.
Speaking at the two-day “Chintan Shivir” chaired by Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Patton said Nagaland has been taking up and probing National Cybercrime Reporting Portal complaints. He said a Cyber Crime Forensic and Training Lab have been established at PTS, Choümukedima.
While informing the gathering that the crime rate in the state was one of the lowest in the country, Patton said the general law and order situation in Nagaland was congenial barring a few stray incidents.
In one of the biggest seizures in 2021, Patton said Nagaland Police seized 290 gold bars estimated to be worth Rs.22.80 crore. He said the police force with all seriousness and accordance with law and order and policing, continued to seek valuable advice and guidance of MHA and Union Home Minister for achieving even higher degree of success in every area.
According to Dy.CMO media cell, Patton, in his presentation, said that “Chintan Shivir” has put insights on matters concerning internal security, law and order, policing, border issues administration of prisons etc. He said it has also enhanced everyone’s capabilities and functions more effectively.
On AFSPA, Patton maintained that with continuous improvement in law and order situation, there was reduction of coverage of AFSPA in Nagaland.
Patton said that state government on its part was geared up to take responsibilities of all the areas, which have been taken out of AFSPA. He said that Nagaland was also the second state in the North East region to launch Tourist police unit in 2018 for maintaining security and safety of tourists.
He said that anti-extortion cells in all districts with a dedicated 24×7 control room at Police headquarters was being set up. As advised by MHA, he said the state police have also set up NCORD to control Narcotics Trafficking.

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