GUWAHATI: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal dedicated the new building of
Biswanath Chariali Police Station to the service of the people at a function held at Biswanath
today. It may be noted that the police station has been built under MOITRI (Mission for
Overall Improvement of Thana for Responsive Image) Scheme involving a financial outlay of
Rs. 1.88 crores.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Sonowal said that the MOITRI scheme was
a fall out of the All India DGP & IPG Conference held at Guwahati in the year 2015, where
Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for smart police for the protection of lives of properties
of all sections of the people. Consequently, the present BJP led state government after
coming to power in 2016 envisaged the scheme namely MOITRI and in first phase 73 police
stations were earmarked for upgradation and modernization.
MOITRI is empowering police stations across Assam in offering improved services to the people, strengthening public-police relations.
— Chief Minister Assam (@CMOfficeAssam) February 22, 2021
Sonowal said that he is happy to inaugurate the new building of Biswanath Charilia
Police Station which is incidentally the 49th Police Station to have been upgraded and
modernized under MOITRI Scheme. He also said that in the changing face of commission of
crimes, the police forces along with the police stations have to go through the modernization
process. Therefore, under mission MOITRI efforts were taken to modernize the police
stations to equip the police forces to combat with modern-day crimes.
Chief Minister Sonowal said that police forces have also contributed significantly to
the fulfilment of state government’s agenda of terrorism-free and corruption free state. He
also assured that in the coming days state government will continue its unrelenting efforts to
empower the police forces to negotiate with the modern-day crimes and at the same time
building a cordial relationship with all sections of the people.
Managing Director Assam Police Housing Corporation Limited Arabinda Kalita gave
the welcome address in the programme which was attended among others by Handloom and
Textiles Minister Ranjeet Dutta, MP Tezpur Pallab Lochan Das, MLAs Pramod Borthakur
and Utpal Bora, DC Pranab Kumar Sarma, SP Rajen Singh and a host of other dignitaries.