On 26 August 2022, Director General of Police, T John Longkumer, IPS inaugurated the Nagaland Police Referral Hospital (NPRH) extension and commissioned 850LMP Oxygen Plant at Police Complex. The inaugural was followed by the DGP Commendation Disc Award Ceremony and release of Crime Data 2021 at Rhododendron Hall, Chumoukedima.
Speaking during the inaugural programme, John Longkumer said that the extension of NPRH was taken up during the crucial COVID crisis meant for COVID-19 patients but now, with the decrease in COVID-19 cases through additional medical assistance, it was decided that the extension would be made into a medical service of excellence for the Police Department. He stated that having the ideal location, the Police Department has decided to tie up with Dimapur Referral Hospital and has signed an MoU with the hospital. He further acknowledged the officers and medical team for joining hands to bring a solution to the government and to provide service to the needy. He thanked the entire team who had worked hard by putting an effort, sacrificing their time and living up to the motto of ‘Service, Security and Sacrifices’.
During the release of the 1st Nagaland Crime data, John Longkumer acknowledged and appreciated all the officers who were involved in the compilation of this data. He stated that Crime Data 2021 is a very important document which will be used for reference in the future, proving helpful especially to the field officers when it comes to predictive and other aspects of crime analysis.
During the press conference with the media team, Limasunep Jamir IPS, IGP (Range) highlighted that the overview of law-and-order situation in the state continues to be peaceful and that this has been reflected in the denotification of 15 police stations from the purview of AFPSA which has reimposed faith in the State Police. According to Crime Data 2021, the number of cases that have been registered stands at 1,525, out of which 765 cases have been charge-sheeted, 553 cases are pending investigation and the conviction rate is 179 which is on the trial case. The figures for the total number of persons arrested in 2021 are 1,515 (males) and 71 (females).
Jamir stated that significant achievements have been made particularly relating to extortion where a total of 260 cases have been registered all over the state, and 297 persons have been arrested belonging to various UG factions and including civilians and also UG groups from various other NE states. In NDPS cases, 295 cases were registered in 2021 and significant seizures have been made which included contraband gold of 290 gold bars worth Rs 22.8 crore being seized by CID. In Armed Forces, 197 cases were registered out of which 139 arms were seized by the Police. Detection and recovery have been positive and laudable, and Nagaland Police assures to continue to combat crime.
Limasunep further mentioned that the creation of four districts has very positive impact in law-and-order situations, especially in the eastern districts of the state. He expressed that through the positive note and dynamic leadership of the DGP of Nagaland, the Department continues to respond to any situation and crack more criminal cases, particularly crime and rape cases, of which only eight cases have been reported. He pointed out that Nagaland has been awarded the Best State in terms of Law and Order in Small State Category under India Today Conclave. He appealed to the larger civil societies and right-thinking citizens to come forward and support the police in maintaining law and order in the State, and to ensure that peace and tranquility are maintained.
Earlier, DGP, T John Longkumer also gave away the DGP Commendation Disc to 63 officers and personnel for their exemplary services.