Jatin Chandra Das, the deputy superintendent of Dhubri police (Border) has been arrested for his alleged links with cattle smugglers during multiple raids conducted in Dhubri on Sunday night.
The Police also arrested Rafikul Paramanik, a smuggler.
Talking to EastMojo, additional superintendent of Dhubri police Rozy Sarmah said based on credible information from SB (Headquarters) about an alleged nexus between a police officer and syndicate of cattle smugglers, an operation was launched. “Multiple teams were formed, and raids were conducted at various locations in Dhubri district,” Sarmah added.
Das was summoned to the Dhubri police station to join the investigation. “Later, following the interrogation, he was arrested at the police station,” Sarmah said, adding, “During multiple raids, we arrested one smuggler and recovered around Rs 4.21 lakh.”
The police have registered a case under the Prevention of Corruption Act and other relevant IPC sections.
Sarmah said as the investigation is underway, he could not reveal details at this point. “Das and the other accused would be produced before a special court in Guwahati on Tuesday, and we will seek his police remand,” he added.
Days after the formation of the new government, Assam Police launched a major crackdown and drugs racket and smuggling syndicate in the entire state of Assam.
On Monday, Assam Chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted:
“Fight Against Drug. Good work by @assampolice to address menace of narcotics continues. On May 30: Case registered 20; Arrests 35 Seizure: Heroin 469.7 gram; Ganja 574.31 kg; Tablet 1499 nos; Cash recovered Rs 20,700.”