SHILLONG, Oct 31: Outgoing Meghalaya Director General of Police (DGP) N Ramachandran Wednesday revealed that there are certain legislators keeping in touch with the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) but that is at individual capacity and not at party level. Even though he asserted that Meghalaya police will take stern action against anyone having â€œnexusâ€ with any militant outfits.
Talking to reporters on his last day in office, he said, â€œThere were instances that certain legislators have been keeping in touch with the outfit (GNLA),â€ adding â€œBut that is only on individual capacity but not at the party level.â€
He, however, clarified that police have not come across any pattern of political party having nexus with GNLA.
Ramachandran assured that â€œirrespective of their political parties they belonged, police will take actions.â€
He further asserted, â€œThe fight against militancy will continue and police will not hesitate from taking actions against anybody irrespective of political background and others having nexus with militant outfits.â€
Stating that militancy is like a cancer which affects the entire system, Ramachandran said nipping the problem in the bud will take more time.
He, however, exuded confidence in the police saying they are at present well equipped and well trained to fight and eradicate militancy.
Ramachandran further emphasized on the need to improve the living condition of the police personnel in the department.
â€œImproving the living condition of the police is one of the prime agenda and is something which has been the upper most in the minds of the police leaders in the state,â€ he said.
According to him, the level of compensation of police personnel who were killed during operations against militancy has also been enhanced from Rs 2 lakh to Rs 7.5 lakhs.
He said, â€œWe have also requested the state government to consider five incentive marks for children of non â€“ gazette police personnel who desires to join police profession.â€