Nagaland DGP T. John Longkumer addressing a meeting. (File image)

Nagaland Director General of Police T John Longkumer on Saturday asked the policemen posted at the border gates to create good image of Nagaland police and to be smart, efficient and polite.

He reminded them that the first impression of Nagaland police would be created in the border areas.

Longkumer said this while addressing the inaugural programme of the police post building at Dillai Gate bordering Karbi Anglong district of Assam.

He cited the example of 9th IRB and said they were smart, disciplined and earned good reputation for Nagaland while in Chattisgarh.

“You are here to give protection to the citizens and not to harass,” the state police chief said and warned that stern action would be initiated against instances of harassment of the public.

Longkumer appealed to the policemen to make the new building “a house of respect “and advised them  to maintain its sanctity.

Agriculture production commissioner Y. Kikheto Sema, who is also in charge of Dimapur district COVID-19 activities, hoped that with the new police post facility, the mindset, attitude and way of living of the people residing in the border areas ought to change.

Sema called upon the Nagas to maintain peaceful and cordial relations with their immediate neighbours and encouraged them to love one another.

“Let this place be clean and be a place of prayer desisting from drinking and smoking,” he requested the police personnel who would be manning the post.

Sema also donated a refrigerator on behalf of his family to be kept in the new police post building for the convenience of the police personnel.

Dimapur commissioner police Rothihu Tetseo, who delivered the welcome address, appealed to the people living in the border areas to understand the importance and significance of the police post building. He also urged them to extend their support and cooperation to the police post.

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