NAMRUP: Tension prevails in Namrup a day after a group of villagers handed over a youth charging him with raping a girl three days back while some others have mounted pressure on the police to free him calling it a conspiracy.
Around 100 people from No 1 Borkeremia village detained a youth from a nearby village alleging that he on March 28 raped a girl as she was enjoying a local show at night. Identified as Diganta Bhuyan was later handed over to police who referred the victim to the hospital for medical test.
A couple of hours later many people moved the police in support of the detained youth alleging that he was innocent and that he should be freed.
Police however, have not allowed him to go and waiting for medical report and further investigation.
Security forces arrested six cadre of United Peoples Democratic Front in Arunachal Pradesh on Saturday. They were arrested from Changlang district bordering Tinsukia during an anti insurgency operation. Police interrogation is going on in Tinsukia.
19 Jan 2009 - 1:58pm | Dibya J Borthakur
Preparations are now over at Nehrubali in Nagaon as Nagaon is holding the North-East book fair from tomorrow January 19 with a seven-day programme.
The book fair organizing committee president and minister for Forest, Environment and Tourism, Rockybul Hussain disclosed in a press meeting held recently at Nagaon Tourist Lodge that Nagaon district administration would purchase books useful to children worth rupees ten lakhs, to be supplied to rural libraries and libraries of primary and high schools.
The book fair will be inaugurated by the Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi at 9.30 am on January 19. The site of the book fair has been named after Lok Sevak Haladhar Bhuyan , and the main pendal is named after Upamita Sharma and Maitrayee Bhattacharya, two victims from Nagaon of Delhi bomb blast.
It is known from the organizing committee that more than 70 book distributors and publishers from places like New Delhi, Mumbai, and Kolkata etc. have confirmed their participation in the book fair.
The press meet was attended by Dr J Balaji, DC, Nitul Gogoi SP and many others of district administration.