North east Congress leaders and legislators are all set to hold a meeting in Guwahati in presence of Pranab Mukherjee who will be on a two days visit to the north east on Friday.
Presidential candidate Mukherjee will address the north east Congress MLAs and MPs in the meeting being organized Machkhowa ITA in the evening. According to information, like minded party leaders are also set to attend the meeting. After spending in Guwahati for the night the veteran Congressman will leave for Agartala on July 7.
In a huge success, Dispur police have busted a gang of thieves who are minor boys during an operation on Friday night. A team of policemen managed to catch 16 thieves---of 9 to 15 years of age. Police further seized altogether 20 bicycles along with some gold ornaments. The kingpin is a 9 years of age who is believed to have made huge revelations before. The seized bicycles are being kept in Dispur police station waiting for the owners.
Illicit liquors are flooding Margherita these days. Not a single area is left in the coal town where illicit liquors are unavailable. That too in full view of a section of police and excise department officials.
Local residents told Assam Times that illicit liquors are made available in Dehing Tea Estate, Segunbari,Vineer mill Bazaar to Margherita Civil Hospital Road.
Same allegations of open sale of illicit liquor have come from the local residents of No 1 Lazum, Shyam Talkies road,Thana Road, Babul Hall Chariali road, Dhaan Bazaar, Margherita Tiniali Road, Namdang Tea Estate where police and excise department officials have been maintaining an ostrich-like role.
Talking to Assam Times, Margherita Circle secretary of Assam Tea Labour Union, Madhab Das blamed police and excise department alleging that without their tacit support how illicit liquors are sold so openly in the town.
“Actually commission matters. Otherwise, those who deal in illicit liquor would have been caught,” said Das.
Das said, “If the authorities allow these to continue we will not remain idle. We must step in to stop the sale of illicit liquor by any means.”