Post Delhi IRB shooting incident, CM stressed on Police’s well-being

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Sikkim Review

Sujal Pradhan 

Gangtok, July 24:

Chief Minister of Sikkim Prem Singh Tamang has emphasized the need to develop strategies to assist the police force in the state and create reforms to improve their well-being. This move came following the death of three IRB Jawans in New Delhi who were shot dead by his own colleague. In this regard yesterday’s high-level meeting with the senior officers of Sikkim Police under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang was held at Mintokgang.

After carefully reviewing the current status, the Sikkim Police Reforms and Discipline committee, comprised of senior police officers is being formed under the chairmanship of ADGP Akshay Sachdeva. The committee has been directed to submit a report in one month after analyzing and studying various aspects which required improving the department.

In addition, the Sikkim Police has recently signed a MoU with the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore, to train 50 personnel in behavioural psychology, mental health counselling, and stress management, which will enable them to assess and assist other individuals.

The Chief Minister stated that the welfare of the Sikkim Police is one of the major priorities of the state government and has further assured to extend support with regards to this matter. Senior Police officers including DGP, ADGP, IGs, and DIGs were present during the meeting. It was informed by Dr. S.D Dhakal, Secretary to CM.

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