IMPHAL: Terming the alleged physical assault of a lady Police officer by a personal of 12-Assam Rifles at Khudengthabi Check post as ‘very unfortunate’, DGP L Khaute, IPS said that police department is considering on what can be done on the issue through legal process.
The DGP told this to reporters on the sideline of opening a new Manipur Police Dog Squad at Lamphel, here on Monday.
The DGP said, “the incident is very unfortunate. The victim lady police officer has also lodged a formal complaint demanding action against the erring AR personal. Now, it becomes a legal issue. We will see what can be done on the issue through legal process”.
Regarding the newly opened Manipur Police Dog Squad, the DGP said that Manipur police has been functioning without any canine service years. Decades back, there was a Dog Squad for Manipur Police but got abolished. Due to absence of Dog Squad, state police has been hiring trained Dogs from other agencies like Army, Assam Rifles for use in security measures during VIP visit, checking of drugs and Narcotic substances.
As Manipur police strongly felt the need of a dog Squad in view of the increasing drug scenario and security challenges, State police with approval from the state government procured four pups comprising of Belgian Malinois from the Dog Training centre of Punjab Police. The Dog trainers of Manipur police along with the dogs were sent to a Bangalore based Dog training centre to undergo training there. They recently arrived at the state after completion of the training. He said that state police has now been equipped with full-fledged dog squad and exuded confidence that it will be able to render full canine service to the people of the state, he added.
The dog squad consists of four Belgian Malinois of which two will be used for detection of explosives and other two for detection of illicit drugs and narcotic substances. Besides, there are two trained Lab dogs with Manipur Police Dog Squad that have been providing valuable canine services.
Manipur Police will now be in a better position to fight drug menace and handle internal security challenges, Manipur director general of police L.M. Khaute said.