Guwahati: The meeting of the police chiefs of the NE States, which finished here, hassled the need for checking extortions by militant groups and recommended that the State Governments should stop making cash payments so far as possible.
The official sources told that the State police heads anxious the need for more central funds to reinforce the police forces of the NE States and the proposal would be forwarded to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) for essential action.
The meeting observed that investigation of cases and action of accused did not get due significance in the NE and that is why the prosecution rate is under the national average. The meeting recommended that the state governments should set up a scheme to offer inducement for police personnel for improving investigation and prosecution rate.
It was also observed that over the years, efforts were made by the State Governments of NE to reinforce only the armed wing of the police forces and new police battalions have been created.
The meeting articulated the observation that the State Governments should take instant steps to increase the strength of the special branch of the police forces.
The meeting also determined to improve harmonization between the police forces of the NE States and the SPs of the bordering districts should meet at least once a month for sharing of information.