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Mizoram to strengthen police force: State Minister K Sapdanga

According to the minister, 50 posts are now lying vacant for Group A, 20 for Group B (Gazetted), 381 for Group B, 3,528 for Group C and 289 for Group D.

Hritika Mitra Edited By: Hritika Mitra @MitraHritika Aizawl Published on: February 27, 2024 17:58 IST
Mizoram to strengthen police force: State Minister K
Image Source : REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE Mizoram to strengthen police force: State Minister K Sapdanga

Mizoram Home Minister K Sapdanga on Monday said that efforts are being made to fill up vacant posts of officers and constables to strengthen the state's police force. Replying to a question in the assembly, he said that a total of 4,268 posts are now lying vacant in the police department.

"Efforts are on to fill these vacant posts to strengthen the police force," Sapdanga said. According to the minister, 50 posts are now lying vacant for Group A, 20 for Group B (Gazetted), 381 for Group B, 3,528 for Group C and 289 for Group D.

He said that the police housing scheme is being implemented with Rs 50 crore fund under the scheme for Special Assistance to States for Capital Investment which was launched in the wake of the Covid-19 Pandemic.

To another question, the home minister said that more than 2,800 bags of smuggled areca nuts have been seized since the new government was formed in December last year.

(With inputs from PTI)

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