Guwahati: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has stressed on the need for close coordination between the militancy-infested northeastern states and suggested that every police officer should devote at least 100 hours in a year to train their subordinates.
Modi and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh held a meeting with the Director Generals of Police of northeastern states during the three-day DGP conference at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy in Hyderabad, the security sources said.
According to the sources, Modi wanted police forces of Assam, Nagaland, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh to work in close coordination.
During the meeting, Modi also asked the DGPs to periodically review the status of the family members of those police personnel who lost their lives while fighting against the insurgency in the region, sources added.
The DGPs were also asked to remain vigilant of the radical forces and were advised to intensify surveillance on cyber space, which is used by insurgent groups to propagate their subversive plans and propaganda, the sources said.
The Prime Minister assured to facilitate central assistance to modernise the state police forces to cope with the growing challenges in this age of technology.
The Prime Minister and the Home Minister also underlined the success of Assam police in conducting one of the most peaceful elections in the state and containing the activities of anti-talk faction of NDFB, the sources said.
Expressing concern about the poor housing facilities for the police personnel in the region, Modi and Singh also asked the DGPs to increase the housing facilities for the policemen....