NALBARI, Oct 19 - The State Director General of Police (DGP) Mukesh Sahay has called upon the panchayat representatives of char areas to maintain a register of names and addresses of new faces in their areas and those working in other parts of the State and the country to check anti-social and jehadi activities.
The DGP for the first time arrived at the Ajim Ali char under Kurihamari gaon panchayat near Mukalmua area in Nalbari district on Tuesday on a two-day visit. He added that the Assam Police has taken bold steps against jehadi activities in the State and has apprehended a total of 40 hardcore jehadi activists. Talking to reporters, Sahay further said that as per the guidelines of Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, the senior officials during their visit will conduct a first hand study on the population and the uninhabited char areas. He added that the Assam Police is going to implement a new project for the char areas to keep them in touch with the police. When asked, Sahay stated the police is working to reduce crimes against women in the char areas. He added that the Assam Police has decided to open a women cell in all police stations to look after women-related issues. The project is going on in full swing, Sahay added.
Regarding the settlement of Hindu Bangladeshis in char areas, the DGP clarified that there is no relation of Hindu Bangladeshis settlement with his two-day visit. His visit is only to strengthen the capacities of the riverine people and the police-public relationship. High-level police officials also accompanied the DGP on the visit.