The Royal Bhutan Police opened a gewog outpost, in Drujeygang, Dagana, on June 29.

The superintendent of police in Tsirang, Lieutenant Colonel Gyem Tshering, said the gewog outpost was established to prevent crimes and maintain good relationship between the people and the police. “It would also help establish traffic policing in the area.”

Dagana’s officer-in-command, Lieutenant Tshetrim Jamtsho, said that with an increase in population over time, criminal activities also increased and more police stations were established in the major towns. “However, when problems and crimes occur in villages, there are challenges to provide better services to the people.”

Drangpon Chador Phuntsho, who was the chief guest at the inauguration of the outpost, said that Drujeygang is an ideal place for a police outpost, as it is centrally located. “When there are problems, there can be immediate intervention and action.”

Gup Karma Tshering, said that the gewog outpost would not only help Drujeygang gewog but also three other nearby gewogs such as Tsangkha, Khebisa and Laja. “Although the need for an outpost was felt and discussed in the 11th Plan, it couldn’t materialise due to human resource shortage and less population.”

A Pangserboo villager, Sangay Choden, said with the outpost in the gewog, people would feel secure and protected.

She said people had to travel to either Dagapela or Tsirang to report crimes in the past. “It would now be easier for people.”

Meanwhile, the outpost is expected to benefit more than 1,528 households in the four gewogs.

There are 13 Gewog outposts currently. 

Rinchen Zangmo  | Drujeygang