CM N. Biren suggests stringent actions against any police personnel found involved in drug cases, including forced retirement for drug abusers and addicts.
Manipur joined the nation in observing Anti Terrorism Day 2022 at the banquet hall of the 1st Battalion Manipur Riffles today. National Anti Terrorism Day is observed every year on May 21st with a pledge to end terrorism in the country. It was on this day in 1991 that the former Prime Minister of India, Rajiv Gandhi, was assassinated in a suicide bomb attack during an election campaign of the Congress party at Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu. 14 other people also lost their lives in the incident.
Addressing the event, Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren suggested stringent actions against any police personnel found involved in drug cases, including force retirement for drug abusers and addicts. He opined that drug-abusing police personnel should be relieved from duty and let them recuperate first. N. Biren underlined to carry out proper medical test to identify drug users in the police force and treat them in rehabilitation Centre until they get back to normalcy so that they can resume duty again. Acknowledging the dedication of the state force and the risk they take, N. Biren also said that some of them tarnish the image of the entire police force with their wrongdoings and misconduct, highlighting the recent arrest of some personnel in drug-related cases. He maintained that those police personnel who are habitual drug users are polluting the sanctity of the Police force.
The Chief Minister also expressed concern over a rise in hate comments about religion, land ownership etc on social media and stressed that the same should be checked immediately. He urged the people of Manipur to strive to bring harmony and peace and appealed to abstain from any act that could create animosity among communities. N. Biren called upon everyone to make Manipur free from any act of terrorism.