Guwahati: Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday said that the state law enforcement agency has made an extraordinary contribution in tackling the flood, erosion, Baghjan crisis and the Covid-19 pandemic apart from maintaining the peace and tranquility in the state.
Speaking in a meeting held to mark the inauguration of the newly constructed Panbazar police station, he said, “Every peace-loving people of the state must recognise the extraordinary contribution made by the police forces. Despite its limitation in numbers, the police forces have been showcasing courage and determination to safeguard the greater interest of the people of Assam during the hard times.”
He also appreciated the exemplary gesture of police personnel to donate their plasma for the treatment of Covid-19 patients. “Such appreciation and recognition would go a long way in motivating the police personnel to deliver their best services in the face of challenges,” he said.
Offering his tributes to those police personnel who lost their lives in the fight against Covid-19, Sonowal said that Assam Police set a very high standard in delivering public service and they must be appreciated and recognize for that.
Referring to prime minister Narendra Modi’s call for a smart police force, he warned that the state government would not tolerate any wrong doing by police personnel and take stern action against those found guilty. He further stressed on the importance of maintaining human rights by police in performing their duty.