Police Complaint Filed Against Assam CM Himanta Sarma & Sadhguru For Night Jeep Safari At Kaziranga National Park
A police complaint has been filed against Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma and Sadhguru for allegedly violating the wildlife protection laws. The complaint has come after the duo went on a night keep safari to the Kaziranga National Park. Sarma retaliated, stating that there is law that prohibits visiting a national park at night. The complainants claimed that visiting the park beyond the working hours, is a violation.
In Assam’s Karimganj district, police seized 504 grams of heroin and arrested one person in connection to it on September 24. Reportedly, the operation was fueled by secret information. According to the police, the drugs were packed in 43 soap cases, and were seized near toll gate. Earlier on September 22, 1,483 Kg of ganja packed in 270 packets from a vehicle in Assam’s Kokrajhar district.
Assam police arrested around nine persons linked with Popular Front of India (PFI) on September 22. The join operation was organised by ED, NIA and the state police department. The operation involved 1,500 personnel across 11 states. About 106 PFI members were arrested in total, in an operation that commenced at around 1 pm and concluded at around 5 am.
CPI (Maoist) activist Samrat Chakraborty alias "Nilkamal Sikdar" was arrested in West Bengal in a case related to setting up units of the outlawed group in Assam, confirmed NIA spokesperson on September 20. Chakraborty (37,) a resident of Seth Bagan Road, North 24 Parganas district, was also known as "Amit, Argha, Nirmal and Nirman". He was arrested from Mahispata, near Narayana School for his activities as a Maoist.
Six gold biscuits, smuggled from Myanmar and worth nearly Rs 50 lakh, were recovered from a person travelling by train to Delhi for selling the metal to a jeweller, confirmed an RPF official on September 15. The accused, Mahesh Kumar, who claims to be a resident of West Bengal was caught on board the Awadh Assam Express with a gold of weight one kg, hidden inside his socks.
The Centre signed an agreement with eight tribal militant organisations based in Assam aiming peace in the region. On September 15, the agreement was signed between groups including All Adivasi National Liberation Army, Adivasi Cobra Militant of Assam, Birsa Commando Force, Santhal Tiger Force, and Adivasi People's Army. The agreement was inked in presence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma among… read-more
In Assam’s Karimganj, a 32-year-old woman was found dead in a paddy field under mysterious circumstances on September 11. The incident was reported from Kachubari area under Patharkandi constituency. According to the police, the woman went missing on September 10. The police further stated that they’ve found injury marks on her face and head. An investigation on the matter is underway.
In Assam’s Hojai district, a Wilde elephant was killed after being hit by a goods train in the evening of September 8. The incident occurred near Hawaipur, at around 6:20 pm, when the animal tried to cross the train tracks. Railway CPRO said that “The elephant was hit by a cement-laden goods train. After getting dashed, the elephant fell down on the track”.
In two separate operations, the Assam police have arrested four persons and seized two fake currency making machines, informed police on September 9. The arrests were made in Nagaon and Hojai districts. The arrested persons include Jalal Uddin (35), Vanlalruati (42) and Zoramchhani (40) from Nagaon. And from Hojai, Abdul Jalil was arrested. Various fake currencies were also seized. Further details are awaited.
In Assam’s capital city of Guwahati, a massive fire broke out at Benelli and Isuzu showroom near Basistha, on September 7. The incident has left the premises completely gutted in fire, and all vehicles have been destroyed. The sales executive manager said that Isuzu cars worth Rs 1.5 crore were burnt, and Benelli bikes worth Rs 6-7 lakhs were destroyed. Reportedly a total loss of Rs 4-5 crore was caused.