Guwahati: Two young female constables from Northeast belonging to the Special Police Unit for North East Region (SPUNER) received the highest Delhi Police Commendation on Sunday for their dreaded act of nabbing a most wanted criminal on the streets of New Delhi.
The duo- Hage Baby and Alisha Tailyang Perme, hailing from Arunachal Pradesh’s Zero and Pasighat respectively, were now christened as the “Charlie’s Angels” of the Delhi Police. They both joined the SPUNER in 2016.
Robin Hibu, Special Commissioner of Police, New Delhi told Time8, “Finally, my cherished dream of having tough Charlie Angels on streets of Delhi from the northeast has become a reality. We formed this unit to prevent crime against people from the NE region and now this unit has shown its capacity in nabbing one of the most dreaded criminals.”
The incident occurred in the wee hours of Saturday. During a Naka checking at South Delhi’s Saket area, the dreaded criminal having at least 10 cases of robbery and burglary jumped the police checking along with his associates on a speeding bike.
The two female cops who were also part of the team manning the Naka immediately chased them after a scuffle succeeded to brought them down and arrest.
Later, both these gutsy cops from NE states have been honoured with the highest Delhi Police Commendation by the Police Chief, Delhi. “It was for the first time that such commendation was received by constables from Northeast working here. It’s a matter of pride and honour for the entire region,” Hibu added.
Overwhelmed, the duo said that it was a moment of great joy for them. Many top cops sitting beside murmured with unbelievable awe-stricken feeling, they said.
The SPUNER was formed with constables recruited from the northeastern states in 2014 after the national capital witnessed a surge in crimes against northeasterners living in Delhi. Currently, the unit has 24 constables including women hailing from all northeastern states.
They are experts in unarmed combat, ambush, jungle operation, urban operation which includes building interventions, vehicle interventions, and VVIP security too.