DG Assam Rifles calls on Manipur Chief Minister

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, February 6, 2018 (DIPR): Lieutenant General Shokin Chauhan, AVSM, YSM, SM, VSM, director general Assam Rifles, arrived in the state on a two day visit to inspect functioning of the ASSAM RIFLES units deployed in different parts of the state including Jhoupi, Liemakhong and Imphal from Feb 6 to 7.

The general officer is responsible for the wellbeing of Assam Rifles across India. Accompanied by the head of Assam Rifles in Manipur – General Virendra Singh, the director general called on the chief minister of Manipur, N. Biren Singh and conveyed his warm greetings and good wishes to the people of Manipur.

The meeting was also attended by Th. Biswajit Singh, PWD Minister, Shri Th. Shyamkumar, Forest Minister, Shri Karam Shyam, PDS Minister, Chief Secretary Shri R R Rashmi, Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Dr Suresh Babu and Shri Ashok Kumar, IAS, Secy to CM. During the meeting lasting more than an hour, the General Officer discussed the security and law & order situation in the state with the Hon’ble CM and assured him of full cooperation by Assam Rifles to the state administration.

Remembering his days in Ukhrul where he had served as a young company commander from 1989 to 91, the General Officer explained in detail the dynamics of serving in the region as an Assam Rifles Personnel.

The Chief Minister and the Director General strongly condemned the grenade blast at the Polo ground yesterday and reinforced their solidarity with the troops. Addressing the DG’s concerns about the low rate of conviction of the apprehended underground cadres, the Chief Minister assured revamping of the prosecution section and taking necessary measures for faster conviction.

The DG also requested the state government’s help in maintaining a database of the insurgents caught in the state. In the end, the CM commended the recent work done by Assam Rifles in checking the illegal smuggling of logs from the state and requested the IGAR(South) for further help on the matter.

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