Interacting with the top brass of police led by DGP Besesayo Kezo at Chumukedima Police Complex in Dimapur on Wednesday, the newly-inducted Home Minister Y Patton said, "The state government is committed to the ongoing peace process. But Naga political groups should not take undue advantage of the open mindedness of the government and strictly adhere to the ceasefire ground rules."
He also said that the police must bear in mind that the ceasefire is no way an excuse to condone criminal activities of any individual or organization.

Expressing that though the present law and order situation in the state was challenging, he was optimistic about the future of policing, not because of the huge institutional strength of Nagaland Police, but for its capability.

"I seek your co-operation and support to take our people into the new horizon," Patton said.

He also urged the officers to have "close knitted relationship" with public, civil societies and NGOs.


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