Manipur to raise women commando units

With increasing number of women taking part in law and order related problems, the Manipur government will open women police stations and raise women commando units at the headquarters of all districts.

More number of women would be recruited in the police department for which funds have been earmarked under the Centre’s Special Plan Assistance (SPA) programme 2008-09, official sources said, adding that women commandos would deal with militants also.

This has been decided in view of increasing number of women taking part in law and order related problems and for gender sensitisation of the forces, the sources said.

The government would also construct a police training centre and a rehabilitation centre for surrendered militants at Jiribam bordering Cachar district of Assam.

Accommodation would be provided to personnel of the Manipur police, Manipur Rifles and Indian Reserve Battalion at headquarters of all districts.

Instructions have been issued to set-up 10 police check-posts in Imphal and Greater Imphal area.

Construction of barracks for the 300 Special Police Officers (SPO), recruited recently to defend villagers from militants in interior Heirok village in Thoubal district, have also started, the sources said.

They said the government would take up various measures to effectively counter the activities of militant outfits and was determined to contain all outlawed activity in the state by strengthening the state forces.

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