State Govt. transfers Rupin Sharma to Tizit; Social media reacts

The Nagaland government has transferred Rupin Sharma, IPS as ADGP (Border Affairs) and posted him at Tizit in Mon district.

This may be the first of its kind transfer of an ADGP rank police officer outside the state capital.

In an order issued by Chief Secretary, Temjen Toy, the ADG (Border Affairs) will be in-charge of the international border having security ramifications with Myanmar. He will monitor FMR along the Indo-Myanmar border and keep proper coordination and liaison.

Meanwhile for establishment of his new office at Tizit, the Chief Secretary asked the DGP to take steps. The headquarter of the office of ADGP (Border Affairs) will be 6th NAP Bn Complex, Tizit.

Rupin Sharma has been asked to join his place of posting not later than February 11. He will function under the supervision of the Director General of Police and any correspondence made with any agency outside the Government of Nagaland will be through the DGP, the order stated.

The social media erupted with messages supporting the former DGP and slammed the government for trying to ‘punish’ a sincere police officer.

Here are some messages quoted from facebook:

“Distinction or dubious distinction that an officer of his rank is made to function far from the state capital in a far flung area. Has anything like this happened in the past?”

“Border can be checked better from Delhi than in Tizit. This is plain meanness”

“Wherever your posting may be, our prayers, love and respect are always with you. And yes, your service is badly needed in our land. Jai hind.”

” This should not be seen as a blow to rupin sharma but a blessing in disguise. History will only judge him as an upright officer who tirelessly works for the people, who tried to bring into the change into the system nagas r longing for a long time.. Post his short stint as DGP little change can be felt because of him… He knows unconventional ways of working will invite wrath from superiors but he did what he thought good for the people… Though being an outsider he is more loved by the people of nagaland than the local officers..”

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