The Nongpok Sekmai Police Station in Manipur topped the list of best police stations in India while Kharsang PS in Arunachal Pradesh‘s Changlang district was adjudged the country’s third-best police station.

The Sooramangalam All Women Police Station at Salem in Tamil Nadu was adjudged the second best police station in the country.

The rankings for 2020 were announced by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday virtually presented the award to Kharsang police station officer-in-charge Inspector KM Das in presence of state director general of police RP Upadhyay during the inaugural session of the annual DGPs/IGPs Conference 2020.

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The Ministry of Home Affairs had in October conducted an annual survey of police stations for the rankings.

The survey was conducted based on the data of crime record bureau in respect of crime against women, property offenses, crime against weaker sections, missing persons and unidentified dead persons.

The survey included identification and evaluation of the standard of service delivery and techniques of improvement in policing.

Maintenance of the police station, its approachability and citizen’s feedback were some of the other key parameters in the survey.

Congratulating Inspector Das and his team on their achievement, the state’s police department in its statement said policing in Kharsang area is a challenging task as there is a frequent moment of anti-social elements who also indulge in extortion activities.

“This is an exemplary achievement,” the statement added.

The Kharsang Police Station was established in 1990.

Damien Lepcha is Northeast Now Correspondent in Arunachal Pradesh. He can be reached at: