Dr. Mukul M Sangma, Chief Minister, Meghalaya, inaugurated the Sangknigre Police Station, Chokpot Civil Sub-Division, on the 27th of November, 2017. The event took place at Sangknigre, South Garo Hills and was attended by Bluebell R Sangma, Chokpot MLA and MSDRC Chairman, SB Singh, Director General of Police, SN Marak, South Garo Hills Deputy Commissioner, O Passi, DIG Western Range, Abraham T Sangma, SP, Baghmara among other leaders and district officials.
Dr. Sangma stated that God’s own commandments have been manifested as the laws of the land and help in safeguarding citizens. He added that this is the Government’s agenda to boost the police force and it has set up the police organization Special Force 10 for maintaining law and order and serving all citizens. The Sangknigre police station is the 17th new police station sanctioned by the Government out of a total of 18. He added that peace and security were major objectives for the region and talked of how the business community and common people were facing issues due to anti-social activities. He talked of how these were major obstacles towards any development in the region. Dr. Sangma also stated that the DPR (Detailed Project Report) had already been made for the National Highway 62 and acquisition of land would commence soon after constructing the same.
He also added that there will be a new road built between Gasuapara and Dobogre in Chokpot and this would boost overall connectivity for residents. He also emphasized on the protection of the natural flora and fauna of the area which would attract global and domestic tourists and create many more income-generating channels for the local populace. Dr. Sangma also added that he would be laying the foundation stone on the 1st of December, 2017, for the Meghalaya College of Architecture in South West Garo Hills at Jewilgre.
Bluebell R Sangma, the Chokpot MLA and MSDRC Chairman, shared her own experiences of receiving militant threats prior to becoming the MLA while SB Singh, the DGP, Meghalaya, talked of how the new police station at Sangknigre will help in cutting off several routes used by militants and also urged local residents to fully cooperate with the police force with regard to countering all anti-social and militant activities in the area.
Abraham T Sangma, the Superintendent of Police, South Garo Hills, stated that the police station was sanctioned in order to meet demands of residents in the region and asked for their help and cooperation in keeping law and order intact. SN Marak, the Deputy Commissioner, South Garo Hills, read the Government notification which helped in establishing this new police station and stated how 45 villages would be covered under its jurisdiction.