Delhi Police will induct 160 youth from the northeastern states of the country every year to make it better equipped to deal with crime against people from these states in the national capital.Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju made the announcement here at Delhi Police headquarters while holding a meeting on problems faced by people of the northeastern states in Delhi with senior Delhi Police officials on Tuesday.The Minister said that 10 male and 10 female personnel will be inducted in Delhi Police every year from Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim. For this, Rijiju has written a letter to the Chief Ministers of all these eight states to recruit the youth as per their recruitment policy and procedure while keeping the Delhi Police in loop. The letter was signed by him on Tuesday at PHQ in the presence of Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi and other senior officials.Bassi had written a letter in this regard to all DGsP of these states and Rijiju in his letter has asked the Chief Ministers to expedite the process. The decision has been taken keeping in mind the low representation of people from the northeast in the force which has seen a spurt in crime against people from the hilly states residing in the national capital.”What we have realized is that the Delhi Police do not proportionately represent the people of north-eastern region in its forces. There are incidents in which we feel that northeastern people have to be more visible.”Sometimes, justice is not enough to be done, it should be seem to be done. So, Delhi Police despite being taking care about the north-eastern issues but we sometimes feel that it is not well represented in its force,” said Rijiju.Currently, only 39 policemen from northeastern states are serving with Delhi Police. Out of these, 10 are Indian Police Service officers while the rest are serving in various positions.
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