Asserting that deployment of additional police forces would not help check crimes, Nagaland Home Minister, Imkong Imchen insisted that the people should come forward to inform police about incidents of kidnapping, extortion and the like in their localities.
During a meeting with representatives of Dimapur Chambers of Commerce in presence of civil and police officials on Tuesday, the minister said deployment of five additional IRB companies in the town would not yield results in checking growing incidents of kidnapping, rampant extortion and intimidation and threats unless the people reported such cases on time to enforcing agencies.
Following kidnapping and subsequent murder of a businessman on Sunday at Diampur, the members of business community Monday staged protest and observed trade bandh, demanding deployment of five additional companies of IRB in the town.
Asserting that the government was duty bound to provide security to its people and was doing its level best, Imkong pointed out that since the authority could not provide security cover to every household, the people should not hesitate to disclose information about anti-social elements to the authorities.
Dimapur police already constituted a special investigation team (SIT) to book culprits behind abduction and subsequent killing of businessman Prasenjit Dhar in the face of mounting ire from business community in Nagalands commercial hub.
Meanwhile, various individuals and organizations condemned the killing of the businessman and demanded arrests of the culprits involved in the crime.