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Nagaland director general of police (DGP) T John Longkumer has rejected the allegations of anomalies in recruitment of constables in Nagaland police.

DGP Longkumer in a statement on Saturday clarified that none of the constable appointments made in the department are “backdoor appointments”.

He said the appointments, which are made by the respective unit commanders, are in accordance with the established rules, notifications and standing guidelines of the government.

The DGP added the appointments are made in the same capacity and authority in practice since the creation of the police department.

He said any attempt by any unions/associations or individuals to delay or stop the training of the newly appointed constables will adversely impact the functioning of the department in particular and the law and order in general.

The DGP said the training institutes – Nagaland Armed Police Training Centre (NAPTC) and Police Training School (PTS) are professional centres of excellence and have been conducting training of the recruit constables for the last many years catering to the need of the state at large.

The police chief said the high level committee constituted by the state government on February 20 to look into the alleged illegal appointments in the police department has submitted its report to the government.

The report is under examination of the government, he added.

The committee was tasked to examine and study all matters and procedures relating to recruitment of all ranks in the police department outside the purview of the Nagaland Public Service Commission.

Chief minister Neiphiu Rio announced the setting up of the committee in the Assembly on February 14 to review the entire appointment system in the government and submit recommendations for fair recruitments.

On February 10, the Naga Tribal Union Chümoukedima Town said it would not allow training of about 1,200 fresh police recruits for alleged violation of norms in the recruitment process.

The training was scheduled to be held from February 14.

The Opposition Naga People’s Front NPF) in the Assembly also demanded cancellation the questionable appointments of 925 candidates who had bypassed the open recruitment tests.

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