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Rail blockade for AIIMS demand

The Central Assam AIIMS Demand Committee ( CAADC ), an umbrella organisation of several organisations demanding for AIIMS in Central Assam, has announced a three hours rail blockade from 9 a.m on Friday next at Chaparmukh in support of its demand for setting up of the proposed AIIMS like institution in Assam at Raha. The Committee has also decided to resume its protest movement  stronger in the coming days.

Speaking with this correspondent on Tuesday, a source in the Central Assam AIIMS Demand Committee said, “ The state government incorporated some irrelevant points on the draft that would be send to the central government which we unanimously opposed. Since then the state government showed total negligence remaining silent on the draft issue and had stopped any further correspondence with us. This has disappointed us all and due to this attitude of the state government we are compelled to go for the Rail blockade programme."

It might be mentioned here that the Central Assam AIIMS Demand Committee put on hold its all agitational programmes coming to a resolution on July 19 after a discussion with the Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal that the government will prepare a draft with full participation of the leaders of the AIIMS Demand Committees, highlighting their concerns and proposals and send a letter to the Central government to do the needful. But the AIIMS Demand Committee alleged that the state government tried to divert the issue adopting names of some new places demanding setting up of AIIMS in the draft other than Raha.

 

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Steps to root out NDFB-S

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Shooters as rhino poachers: Mizo youths held in Kohima

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Now Kaziranga National Park has become a destination for a section of skilled shooters from outside deployed in rhino poaching.

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Acting on a tip off, a team of Nagaon police led by a deputy superintendent of police reached Kohima and launched a search operation with the help of Assam Rifles where the three poachers were captured. 

During interrogation, they revealed that they were shooters and were on the way to strike in the world heritage site. 

As they managed to escape the policemen on the traffic checking duty, they boarded on a night super to Kohima a day before being arrested.

A local court in Nagaon remanded the Mizo trio to five days police custody for interrogation where more startling revelations are expected to surface which would help the authority sternly deal with the poachers.

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NE DGP’s conference concludes

30 Jun 2017 - 9:48pm | Syed Miraz Ahmed

The 24th Conference of the Directors General of Police Forces of the North Eastern Region and Heads of Police Central Organizations concluded Thursday June 30, after two days of deliberations on a range of security issues concerning the region. The conference was prominently attended by Directors General of Police from all the seven North Eastern States, DG Assam Rifles, representatives from West Bengal Police and Heads of Central Police Organizations in the region. The Governor of Assam presided over the valedictory function and shared his views with participants. He expressed satisfaction over the improving security scenario in the North East but reminded the participants about outstanding issues related to identity and ethnicity. He exhorted the police leadership to work with commitment and sincerity in the interest of the nation. Earlier, the conference was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Assam on June 29. In his speech, the CM had emphasized the need for all North East States to work as ‘Team North East.’ He had underscored the need for leveraging technology to achieve the objective of smart policing.

During the conference, various aspects of insurgency afflicting parts of North East were discussed in detail. Issues related to inter-state co-ordination between police forces of North-Eastern States figured prominently in the agenda with Assam Police presenting the concept of NEPOL, a communication network for police forces in the region. The issues concerning long international borders surrounding the region and the cross border sanctuaries for insurgent groups were seen as factors sustaining current insurgency. Besides, issues related to improving quality of policing and investigation like establishment of forensic science laboratories, induction of new technology and challenges of cyber security and social media were also deliberated upon.

The conference was first conceived in 1980s as a platform for North Eastern Police Forces to come together and create a synergy in dealing with the vexed issue of insurgency in the region. The first conference was organized in 1982 at Shillong, Meghalaya. Since, then under the aegis of Intelligence Bureau the conference has emerged as one of the most important common platform to deliberate upon major security related issues at the highest level of police leadership and come up with innovative solutions to counter structural constrains in dealing with a complex set of challenges in the region. The city of Guwahati hosted the conference for a record 9th time.