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BRIEF HISTORY OF WOKHA/ DISTRICT POLICE:

Wokha was a Sub-Division Headquarter under Mokokchung District Administration and accordingly Police department was headed by Sub-Divisional Police Officer, Wokha. In 1973 Wokha was curved out to be separate District but the District Police was under the control of Superintendent of Police Mokokchung. But in the year 1981 vide Government Order No. POL-13/8/DEF/77 Dated 5/6/81 the post of SDPO Wokha was up-graded to the post of Superintendent of Police. Shri V. K. Peseyie was the first Superintendent of Police of the District.

As per available records the first Police Station in the present geographical area of the District was established in the year 1964 vide Government Order No. 22/APA/16/64 Dated 28/9/64. This was followed by the opening of Police Check Gate at Merapani in the year 1968 vide Government Order No. DEF-6/POL/15/68/11 Dated 15/11/68. The Post of Circle Inspector was also created in the year 1969 vide Government Order No. DEF-06/POL-24/68 Dated 4/6/69 and subsequently a Police out-post was created at Bhandari in the year 1970 Vide Government Order No. POL/17/14/68 Dated 10/6/70.

The Post of Prosecuting Inspector with staff and that of SDPO Wokha was created in the year 1978 vide Government Order No. POL-13/DEF/77 Dated 21/4/78. And in the year 1982 when re-organization of the District Executive Force throughout the State of Nagaland took place the Out Post at Bhandari was up-graded to full-fledged Police Station along with the creation of new Out Post at Champang, Lotsu and Sungro vide Government Order No. POL-13/8/DEF/77 Dated 29/1/82 and with the same order a post of Inspector was created for the Police Station Wokha and Bhandari Police Station under Sub-Inspector as Officer In-Charge.

In the year 1982 the post of Armed Branch Inspector (ABI) was created along with 3 (three) ABSI’s along with 135 (one hundred thirty five) other ranks Vide Government Order No. POL-6/IGP/42/81 Dated 4/1/1982 and another post was sanctioned with 1(one) Havilder, Naik, Lance Naik and 5 (five) Armed-Branch Constables vide Government Order No. POL-14/11/DEF/78 Dated 6/1/82.

In the year 1982 the Out Post Sungro was up-graded to full-fledged Police Station vide Government Order No. POL-7/IGP/M/88. In 1990 keeping the view of the importance of the  place the Out Post Lotsu was shifted to Sanis at the request of the then Deputy Commissioner, Wokha Shri. Imtiwati from the government, however no available records were found at this office. The post of Sub-Divisional Police Officer, Bhandari was created in the year 1988 Vide Government Order No. POL-I/ESSTT/34/82 Dated 3/8/88. And in the year 1988 the post of Addl. Superintendent of Police was created Vide Government Order No. POL-I/ ESSTT/59/97 Dated 19/9/98.

At present the DEF Wokha has a total strength of 612 (Six hundred and twelve) including MT, NPTO and ministerial staffs.

PRESENT DEPLOYMENT

Police Station Wokha: – This Police station is under the jurisdiction of SDPO Wokha. The present deployment of manpower at Police Station Wokha are as follows:

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There are 37 villages and 15 wards under Police Station Wokha. One platoon of NAP (IR) is detailed at Police Station Wokha. The IR platoon so detailed is utilized at the discretion of the OC Police Station Wokha for Law and Order duties. One platoon of 7th NAP personnel are also detailed at Wokha HQ for static duties. Mostly the Police Station personnel are detailed for guides for patrolling party, UTP escort, investigation and VIP duties. 40 personnel of Police Station Wokha are designated as Beat Officers (BOs) to cover all the 37 villages and 15 wards under Police Station Wokha. Hence, jurisdiction under Police Station Wokha has been divided into 52 Area of Responsibilities (AoR) under 40 BOs. The functions of BOs are:-

  • To collect intelligence and presence of unwanted elements in their respective AoR.
  • The BOs shall be in constant touch with the village elders and other responsible persons in their AoR.
  • The BOs shall visit their AoR atleast once in a week for which one Bike shall be made available.
  • A separate register shall be maintained by each BOs and proper entries shall be recorded in the register on daily basis in the form of general diary. Apart from other law and order situation, all important events in their AoR shall be recorded in the Register.
  • All important contact numbers of their AoR shall be entered in this register.
  • Any urgent matters that require immediate action should be directly informed to SP/ASP/SDPOs.

All the 40 BOs shall work under the direct supervision of 10 (Ten) different Team Leaders (TLs). It shall be the responsibilities of the TLs to ensure that all the BOs performed their duties as mentioned above. Weekly report of the performance of BOs shall be put up to respective SDPOs every Monday by concern OCs of Police Station. Addl. SP Wokha shall oversee and supervise performance of all the BOs/TLs and discuss with SP Wokha every fortnightly.

Police Station Bhandari: –

This Police station is under the jurisdiction of SDPO Bhandari. The present deployment of manpower at Police Station Bhandari are as follows:

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There are 30 villages and 19 colonies under Police Station Bhandari. One Coy of 7th NAP is presently deployed at Bhandari HQ apart from providing static guards, the personnel of 7th NAP are being utilized for Law and Order duties at the discretion of SDPO Bhandari. Mostly the Police Station personnel are detailed for guides for patrolling party, UTP escort, investigation and VIP duties. 22 personnel of Police Station Bhandari are designated as Beat Officers (BOs) to cover all the 30 villages and 19 wards under Police Station Bhandari. Hence, jurisdiction under Police Station Bhandari has been divided into 49 Area of Responsibilities (AoR) under 22 BOs. All the 22 BOs shall work under the direct supervision of 05 (Five) different Team Leaders (TLs). The functions and responsibilities of BOs and other officers are same as mentioned in B 1.

Police Station Sungro: –

This Police station is under the jurisdiction of SDPO Wokha. The present deployment of manpower at Police Station Sungro are as follows:

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There are 06 villages under Police Station Sungro. The number of cases registered in this Police Station is very less however Police Station personnel are detailed for UTP escort, investigation and VIP duties. 06 personnel of Police Station Sungro are designated as Beat Officers (BOs) to cover all the 06 villages under Police Station Sungro. Hence, jurisdiction under Police Station Sungro has been divided into 06 Area of Responsibilities (AoR) under 06 BOs. All the 06 BOs shall work under the direct supervision of OC Sungro as TL. The functions and responsibilities of BOs and other officers are same as mentioned in B 1.

Police Station Ralan: –

This Police station is under the jurisdiction of SDPO Bhandari. The present deployment of manpower at Police Station Ralan are as follows:

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There are 18 villages under Police Station Ralan. At present one Coy of 7th NAP is deployed at Governor’s Camp Ralan. The NAP personnel are performing patrolling duties and other Law and Order duties under the supervision of OC Ralan. Police Station personnel are detailed for guides, UTP escort, investigation and VIP duties. 12 personnel of Police Station Ralan are designated as Beat Officers (BOs) to cover all the 18 villages under Police Station Ralan. Hence, jurisdiction under Police Station Ralan has been divided into 18 Area of Responsibilities (AoR) under 12 BOs. All the 12 BOs shall work under the direct supervision of 02 (Two) TLs. The functions and responsibilities of BOs and other officers are same as mentioned in B 1.

Police Station Sanis: –

This Police station is under the jurisdiction of SDPO Wokha.The present deployment of manpower at Police Station Sanis are as follows:

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There are 20 villages and 04 colonies under Police Station Sanis. The number of cases registered in this Police Station is very less however Police Station personnel are detailed for UTP escort, investigation and VIP duties. 08 personnel of Police Station Sanis are designated as Beat Officers (BOs) to cover all the 20 villages and 04 colonies under Police Station Sanis. Hence, jurisdiction under Police Station Sanis has been divided into 24 Area of Responsibilities (AoR) under 08 BOs. All the 08 BOs shall work under the direct supervision of OC Sanis as TL. The functions and responsibilities of BOs and other officers are same as mentioned in B 1.

Police Out Post Doyang: –

This Police Out Post is under the supervision of OC Wokha PS. The present deployment of manpower at Police Out Post Doyang are as follows:

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There are 08 villages under Police Out Post Doyang. The Police Out Post personnel are detailed for investigation and VIP duties. 06 personnel of Police Out Post Doyang are designated as Beat Officers (BOs) to cover all the 08 villages under Police Out Post Doyang. Hence, jurisdiction under Police Out Post Doyang has been divided into 08 Area of Responsibilities (AoR) under 06 BOs. All the 06 BOs shall work under the direct supervision of I/C Doyang as TL. The functions and responsibilities of BOs and other officers are same as mentioned in B 1.

Presently one section of 7th NAP personnel are performing static guard duty at SBI Baghty Branch.

Police Out Post Baghty: –

This Police Out Post is under the supervision of OC Bhandari.The present deployment of manpower at Police Out Post Baghty are as follows:

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There are 04 villages under Police Out Post Baghty. The Police Out Post personnel are detailed for investigation and VIP duties. 04 personnel of Police Out Post Baghty are designated as Beat Officers (BOs) to cover all the 04 villages under Police Out Post Baghty. Hence, jurisdiction under Police Out Post Baghty has been divided into 04 Area of Responsibilities (AoR) under 04 BOs. All the 04 BOs shall work under the direct supervision of I/C Baghty as TL. The functions and responsibilities of BOs and other officers are same as mentioned in B 1.

Presently one section of 7th NAP personnel are performing static guard duty at SBI Baghty Branch.

Police Out Post Changpang: –

This Police Out Post is under the supervision of OC Bhandari. The present deployment of manpower at Police Out Post Changpang are as follows:

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There are 19 villages under Police Out Post Changpang. The Police Out Post personnel are detailed for guide, UTP escort, investigation and VIP duties. 06 personnel of Police Out Post Champang are designated as Beat Officers (BOs) to cover all the 19 villages under Police Out Post Champang. Hence, jurisdiction under Police Out Post Champang has been divided into 19 Area of Responsibilities (AoR) under 06 BOs. All the 06 BOs shall work under the direct supervision of I/C Champang as TL. The functions and responsibilities of BOs and other officers are same as mentioned in B 1.

Presently one Coy of 7th NAP is deployed at Police Out Post Champang. The NAP personnel are performing patrolling duties and Law and Order duties.

Police Out Post Chukitong: –

This Police Out Post is under the supervision of OC Wokha. The present deployment of manpower at Police Out Post Chukitong are as follows:

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There are 08 villages under Police Out Post Chukitong. The Police Out Post personnel are detailed for guide, UTP escort, investigation and VIP duties. 06 personnel of Police Out Post Chukitong are designated as Beat Officers (BOs) to cover all the 08 villages under Police Out Post Chukitong. Hence, jurisdiction under Police Out Post Chukitong has been divided into 08 Area of Responsibilities (AoR) under 06 BOs. All the 06 BOs shall work under the direct supervision of I/C Chukitong as TL. The functions and responsibilities of BOs and other officers are same as mentioned in B 1.

RHQ:

At present the RHQ in the district is headed by JA under the supervision of Addl. SP. Apart from the personnel attached outside the unit the present strength available in the unit are as follows:

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Utilization of RHQ personnel are as follows: –

  1. The RHQ personnel are attached at SP Office, Unit Regimental School and 09 (nine) static guards.
  2. One platoon each of RHQ personnel are attached at Ralan PS and Bhandari PS to tackle any border related incidents and to maintain Law and Order.
  3. One section is detailed as QRT at Wokha to be deployed during emergency. Since QRT and stand by parties are already made available in the Police Stations, the QRT so detailed from RHQ are kept as stand by at the Police Reserve barrack. This QRT party is deployed only with the directions of SP, Addl. SP and SDPO Wokha. Apart from emergency deployments, the QRT personnel also perform mobile/highway patrolling from time to time.
  4. DEPLOYMENT OF OTHER FORCES –
  5. SSB/CRPF at DAB: – At present 09 (nine) Coys of SSB and 05 (five) Coys of CRPF are deployed along Assam-Nagaland border under Bhandari Sub-Division.
  6. CISF: – One Coy of CISF is deployed at Doyang Hydro Project NEEPCO.
  7. ASSAM RIFLES: – At present 28th Assam Rifles HQ is located at Wokha Town with Coy HQ at Wokha, Chukitong, Doyang and Bhandari.
  8. TERRITORIAL ARMY: – One Coy of 164th Territorial Army is stationed at Wokha Town.
  9. IRB: – Presently one Coy of 9th NAP (IR) is deployed in the district. One platoon is deployed at Wokha PS and the remaining two platoons perform patrolling duty round the clock in and around the district HQ.
  10. NAP (7th NAP): –
  • One Coy deployed at Governor’s Camp Ralan for L/O duties and one section from this Coy is attached at PS Ralan.
  • One Coy deployed at Bhandari for static guard duties at Bhandari and Baghty.
  • One Coy deployed at Chentong under Bhandari Sub-Division to be utilized for inter-state border related duties as and when required.
  • One Coy deployed at Champang to be utilized for inter-state border related duties as and when required.
  • One platoon deployed at Wokha Town – Performs static guard duties at Wokha and Doyang.

11. SPECIAL BRANCH: – Presently 26 personnel from State Special Branch are posted in the district. They are deployed in different locations in the district for collection of intelligent reports.

12. HELIPAD: – The GPS co-ordinate of Wokha Helipad is Latitude – 26.0940119-N and Longitude – 94.2517617-E located in the District HQ.