ASSAM POLICE

  • Assam Police raises special force Veerangana for women safety December 16, 2014

    Guwahati: After a video surfaced of a mob assaulting and molesting a woman on the streets of Guwahati in 2012 raising serious questions about the safety of women in North-east's biggest city, the Assam Police raised the special force of women officers. Armed with guns and ready to strike, they call...
  • Burdwan blast: Persons arrested from Assam part of JMB module October 11, 2014

    Guwahati: The Assam police on Saturday claimed that the persons arrested on Friday from Barpeta district for suspected involvement in the October 2 Burdwan blast were a part of a module operating under the patronage of Jamatul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), allegedly involved in the blast. An Assam police spokesman claimed...
  • Fresh violence on AssamNagaland border, 18 injured August 19, 2014

    Golaghat: At least 18 protesters were injured after police fired rubber pellets and resorted to lathicharge at Rangajan in violencehit Golaghat district of Assam along the Nagaland border on Tuesday evening, a senior police officer said. District Superintendent of Police Siladitya Chetia told PTI that a group of protesters turned violent...
  • Over 14,000 police posts vacant in Assam August 4, 2014

    Guwahati: Nearly 20 per cent posts of the 75,559strong Assam Police are lying vacant at present, the state Assembly was informed on Monday. Despite this, the state could not utilise more than 80 per cent of the central funds for modernisation of the force during the last three financial years. Replying...
  • Three bravehearts honoured with Kirti Chakra May 2, 2014

    New Delhi: An Assam Police Inspector and a CRPF trooper were on Friday posthumously honoured with the Kirti Chakra, the second highest peacetime gallantry award, along with a Naib Subedar of the Army for their acts of bravery in antiterrorist and antinaxal operations. Constable Bhrigu Nandan Choudhary of the CRPF and...
  • Assam Police removes ULFA flags from market in Barpeta August 15, 2013

    Police on Indepencence Day removed ULFA flags from two places in Assam's Barpeta district today. One of the flags of ULFA, which along with five other northeast groups had called for their customary boycott of Independence Day celebrations and a general shut down, was found on a post in the market...
  • Assam govt to set up fund to rehabilitate victims of incidents of violence August 15, 2013

    Voicing concern over increasing incidents of violence against women and children, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, on Thursday, said the state government will set up a special fund with an initial corpus of Rs 5 crore for rehabilitation of the victims. Hoisting the National Flag on the 67th Independence Day here,...
  • Chit fund scam: Sudipta Sen interrogated by Assam Police April 29, 2013

    Kolkata: Scamridden Saradha Group boss Sudipta Sen, arrested for being the alleged kingpin of the multibillion rupee chit fund scam, was grilled by Assam Police in the cases of fraud and forgery lodged against him in the state, police sources in Kolkata said on Sunday. A team of police officers...
  • Assam: Curfew relaxed in Rangiya, no fresh violence August 17, 2012

    Guwahati: Curfew in the Rangiya subdivision of Kamrup Rural district was relaxed on Friday as no incident of fresh violence was reported from any part of Assam. "Curfew has been relaxed in Rangiya from 9 am to 3 pm. The situation is under control," Assam Inspector General of Police (Law &...
  • PM should reply to Gogoi's remark on violence: BJP July 28, 2012

    New Delhi: With Prime Minister Manmohan Singh describing the Assam riots as a 'blot on the nation', BJP on Saturday demanded a reply from him on the reported statement by Assam Chief Minister about delay in deploying the army to help curb violence. The party also accused the Congress of being...
  • 40 dead in Assam riots, more troops called in July 25, 2012

    Guwahati: Desperate efforts are on to bring the situation in Assam under control. While around 1000 troops have been mobilised for peacekeeping in the state, the army has also been conducting flag marches in violencehit areas. Meanwhile, the government is making a bid to bring warring factions of the Bodos and...
  • Guwahati: We dealt with the case firmly, says CM July 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Tuesday said that he was "very happy" that all the accused in the Guwahati molestation incident had been arrested. "We have dealt with the case very firmly," he added. Key accused in the case, Amar Jyoti Kalita, was arrested on Monday evening in Varanasi,...
  • Assam molestation: Has the victim's dignity been compromised? July 17, 2012

    The NCW blames the police for responding late while CM Tarun Gogoi slams mediapersons for not calling the police on time. ...
  • Guwahati case: Blame game on as some culprits roam free July 17, 2012

    The NCW has blamed the police for responding late while the Assam CM slammed mediapersons for not calling the police on time. ...
  • The Last Word: How should journalists react to criminal activities? July 16, 2012

    Private news channel reporter Gaurav Jyoti Neog, blamed for allegedly instigating the mob to molest the teenage girl, resigned from his job on Sunday. ...
  • Guwahati: CM meets victim, assures monetary relief July 16, 2012

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Monday met the victim, who was publicly molested and stripped by a mob of more than 30 people in Assam's capital Guwahati, and promised more security and monetary relief. However, even after one week of the incident the police have not been able...
  • Guwahati case: 5 accused still free, NCW flays police July 16, 2012

    Guwahati: Almost one week has passed since a young girl was publicly molested and stripped by a mob of more than 30 people in Assam's capital Guwahati but the police have not been able to arrest all those involved in the heinous incident. The National Commission for Women (NCW) has...
  • Guwahati: 'Police action should've been prompt' July 13, 2012

    New Delhi: A teenaged girl was pulled by her hair, lifted up, thrown down, beaten up, thrashed, molested, groped, slapped and stripped in full public view for 30 minutes on Monday night at a busy road near the Christian Basti area in Guwahati by a mob of around 20 men....
  • Assam: 5 arrested for assaulting Cong MLA Rumi July 1, 2012

    New Delhi: The Assam Police on Sunday arrested five men in connection with the assault on 33yearold Congress MLA from Borkhola, Rumi Nath. Rumi and her second husband Zakir Hussain were beaten up by a hundredstrong mob outside a Karimganj hotel, where the MLA had gone to meet her father,...
  • High security in Assam for PM's visit, IED found April 19, 2012

    Guwahati: Authorities have stepped up security in Assam ahead of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's oneday visit to the state on Friday amid a 12hour strike called by ULFA militants to protest the highprofile visit, officials said. A powerful Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was meanwhile recovered from Lower Assam. According to officials,...