The new building of the Superintendent of Police in Mokokchung was inaugurated by Y Patton, Deputy Chief Minister of Nagaland, on Wednesday. The inaugural program took place at the DIG Range Conference Hall in Mokokchung Compound.
As the special guest, Deputy Chief Minister Y Patton addressed the gathering and stressed the vital role of the law enforcing agency in serving justice and ensuring public protection. He acknowledged Mokokchung’s significant achievements in various fields, but also expressed concern over the district’s position as the second-highest in drug peddling within Nagaland, with Wokha being the first. Patton appealed to the civil society for their assistance in combating the menace, recognizing that the fight against drugs demands a joint effort from the community.
During the program, Renchamo Kikon IPS, Additional Director General of Police (Administration), delivered a brief speech in which he emphasized the importance of collaboration between the District Executive Force and civil society. He highlighted that effective law enforcement requires the collective effort of both the police and the public, and he sought the support and cooperation of the civil society in strengthening the hands of the district police.
The inaugural ceremony was well-attended, with Metsubo Jamir, Minister of Rural Development, along with several legislators, SP Mokokchung, and all ranks of DEF Mokokchung, as well as SPs from neighboring districts like Zunheboto and Longleng. Civil society organizations, Village Councils, and political party leaders also graced the occasion.
During his short speech, Metsubo Jamir addressed the issue of the ban on alcohol, which has inadvertently led to a rise in drug-related problems. He urged the civil society to openly discuss the Nagaland Liquor Total Prohibition (NLTP) act, stating that while alcohol can be regulated to some extent, the drug trade remains a more challenging issue. Jamir emphasized that the NLTP act has inadvertently given rise to the proliferation of spurious alcohol, causing significant harm to lives in the state.
The new Superintendent of Police office building was constructed at a cost of Rs 2.16 crores.