Abolish Cdos, says Dorendra
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, March 08: Observing that the untrained police commandos have been emulating action movie protagonists as if they have been issued 'licence to kill' which has resulted in numerous unwanted incidents, leader of Opposition RK Dorendra has suggested the abolition of commando posts or to provide them normal duty of civil police during a discussion session to pass total amount of eight Depts including Home Dept.

He remarked that irreparable damage has been done to the image of police and particularly commandos as some personnel are taking the law into their hands amid suspicion of involvement of commandos in the masked men issue and illegal and inhuman treatment meted out to M Naobi.

To remove insincerity and indiscipline among the commando personnel, specific training need to be given to them.

He further mooted of a rapid action police force in less number by imparting special training to some selected Manipur Rifles personnel.

Dorendra opined that institution of judicial inquiry and handing over the case to CBI concerning clash between UG groups and violations of human rights at Tipaimukh would not be able to address the grievances of people or do justice to the victims.

Rather he proposed for fact finding committee and a magisterial inquiry.

He maintained that as UGs are involved in the issue, there is no other way but to take the help of army.

Reacting to the proposal of Dorendra for abolition of commando, I Hemochandra noted that abolition and slamming of commandos would not be a solution to the problem.

He maintained that people raised up against the commandos as the State Govt failed to find out the truth of the matter at the initial stage and act accordingly.

Saying that MPS cadres are not managed properly and no proper place is maintained for women detainees, Hemochandra drew the attention of Chief Minister.

Joining the discussion, Dr Nimaichand alleged that the Police Department has not been discharging its duty properly with several registered cases remaining inconclusive.

He also asked of the number of cases which chargesheets have been submitted.

Remarking that there is no reflection of police-public relationship in the annual report, he called for improvisation of police-public relationship to contain drug menace, vehicle theft, un-lawful operation of gangs etc.

L Ibomcha appealed to call back Manipuri police officers now outside the State at deputation in addition to restriction on local police officers going outside the State.

Responding to the discussion on demands, Chief Minister O Ibobi noted that there is a gulf of difference between the contributions of commandos and facilities provided to them and added that the State is unable to deploy commandos in hill districts.

Ibobi disclosed that there are 500 well trained commandos in the Police Department and mentioned that the State Government is working on to deploy not less than 200 commando personnel in all the districts by inducting selected IRB and MR personnel into commando force after giving requisite training.

He further informed that in view of the numerous insurgent groups for every community and ethnic groups and their demand for secession which poses a threat to national integrity, the State Govt has been urging the centre to treat the issue as national issue and to provide help towards containing these groups.

Ibobi also admitted of the necessity of political dialogue as no development is possible without peace and security.

He reiterated that violence would serve no purpose.

He dis-closed that separate women police stations would be established and vacant posts in women police would be filled up shortly and a recruitment rally would be conducted soon to this end.