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United Christian Forum says Assam Police is ‘spying’ on Churches

Guwahati, May 15: In what has triggered a fresh controversy the Assam Police has clarified that it was collecting information of all the Christian organisations on the directions of the police headquarters since there had been complaints of intimidation of Christian institutions and educational trusts in several parts of the state. The Karbi Anglong district police in a written statement said this after a Christian group called the United Christian Forum (UCF) alleged that police are “spying” on churches in Karbi Anglong, Assam and appealed to the district administration for...
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15 days analysis of intelligence inputs planning led to arrest of ISIS India head: Assam Police

Guwahati, March 21: It was 15 days of meticulous analysis of intelligence inputs, scouting for local links, foolproof planning, raising a solid team and no-error execution that led to the arrest of ISIS India head from Assam, a senior police officer said on Thursday. The ISIS India head Haris Farooqi alias Harish Ajmal Farukhi and his associate Anurag Singh alias Rehan were arrested in Assam's Dhubri district on Wednesday after they had crossed over from Bangladesh. Addressing a press conference here, Assam Police's Special Task Force (STF) Inspector General Parthasarathi...
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Assam Police to issue summons to Rahul Gandhi over Nyay Yatra violence: Himanta

Guwahati, March 5: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday said the state police will issue a summons to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi over violence during Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra in Guwahati. He said Gandhi will have to be physically present before the police, which will send the notice after the Lok Sabha polls. "When someone breaks the law, summons will obviously be issued. Summons will go to Rahul Gandhi and he will have to stand here after Lok Sabha elections," he told reporters on the sidelines of an...
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Rahul aide questioned by Assam Police over yatra ‘route deviation’

Jorhat (Assam), February 10: A “close aide” of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was questioned by Assam Police in Jorhat district on Saturday over his alleged role in deviation from the permitted route of the ‘Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra’ in the northeastern state last month, an officer said. KB Byju, a former SPG personnel and now a close aide of Gandhi, was questioned for over three hours, and he may be called again although no date has been fixed yet, the police officer said. “The ‘Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra’ had passed...
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Touts helping Rohingyas, Bangladeshis illegally enter India held from Tripura: Assam Police

Guwahati, July 31: Assam Police arrested eight persons, including two Bangladeshi nationals for arranging fake citizenship documents for Rohingyas and Bangladeshis illegally entering India from the neighbouring country, a senior officer said here on Monday. The arrests were made from different districts of Tripura by teams of Assam Police’s Special Task Force (STF), he said. “As per the direction of the chief minister to launch operation against linkmen/ touts who help Rohingyas to enter India illegally, our five teams were dispatched to various bordering districts of Tripura,” STF deputy inspector...
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Assam: Police seize cough syrup bottles worth Rs 25 lakh in Goalpara

Goalpara, May 22: The state police have seized a large quantity of cough syrup bottles worth around Rs 25 lakh in Assam’s Goalpara district. The Police also arrested three persons in connection with this seizure, said Assam police. Based on secret information, a team of Goalpara district police along with CRPF on Sunday set up naka checking in different parts of the district and intercepted two vehicles in the Paikan area. “We had intercepted two vehicles including one pickup van and found 5,075 cough syrup bottles from the pickup van...
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Assam Police team in Manipur to assist stranded people from state: DGP

Guwahati, May 8: Assam Director General of Police GP Singh on Monday said a police team has reached violence-hit Manipur to provide help or facilitate the return of any person from the state stuck there. He said most people from Assam residing in Manipur are not willing to return but the state government has put in place all efforts to reach out and help, as required. "Some people are coming back, but most people don't want to return. We are helping those who want to come back," Singh said at...
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6-year-old raped, murdered at a tea garden: Assam Police

Sonitpur, February 15: A six-year-old girl was allegedly raped and murdered at a tea garden in Assam's Sonitpur district, informed police. According to police, the incident took place at Muhinipur tea garden near Dhekiajuli on Tuesday. Police have recovered the body and started an investigation, launching an operation to nab the culprit. Birinchi Borah, Additional Superintendent of Police of Sonitpur district said that Police have identified the culprit and will catch him soon. "Today we have received information that the body of a minor girl has recovered at Haatkhula line...
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Assam Police constable kills colleague with service rifle, arrested

Charaideo, December 6: The Assam Police on Tuesday arrested police constable of Sonari police station for allegedly shooting his colleague in Assam's Charaideo with his service gun. The accused, Dipak Kakati shot his colleague Gakul Basumatary at the police station, the superintendent of police informed. "Police constable Dipak Kakati shot his colleague Gakul Basumatary by using his service rifle," superintendent of police of Charaideo, Yuvraj told ANI. "Other police personnel of the police station immediately admitted Basumatary to a hospital but he succumbed to his injuries," he added. The officials...
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