Police To Go With Hi-Tech With Body


Kohima: In order to improve overall security environment in the commercial hub of the State, some new initiatives have been taken to augment Dimapur Police’s law-enforcing capabilities.

Nagaland DGP Rupin Sharma has directed Dimapur police patrolling parties to wear body-worn cameras while on patrolling duty with immediate effect. At least one member of all the patrolling parties must wear body-worn cameras, he said.

Reviewing law and order and security situation in Dimapur in Commissioner of Police office here on Thursday, the DGP also directed that mobile vehicle patrols and the QRTs be fitted with car dash-cameras by April 9, a Nagaland police release said on Friday evening. He also informed that more CCTV cameras would be installed in Dimapur in the coming days among other security measures.

Though there is a clear direction to Commissioner of Police (CP), Dimapur and the district superintendents of police (SPs) to register criminal cases against any group, factions or individuals making illegal demands which are accompanied by fear, threat, intimidation or coercion, there seems to be no let up in extortion cases in the state.

There would be circumstances and situations which would test us – we shall consult, evolve and move forward. The bottom line shall always be preservation and protection of life and property. Nagaland has a rapidly evolving society. There is dissonance – not violent but differences of ideas, ideologies and socio – cultural norms and practices.