Guwahati, Jan 16: In a massive crackdown against corruption by the Assam Police, over 200 unauthorised petitioners were booked from different parts of the state.
Reportedly, a total of 242 illegal petition writers who file unauthorised petitions outside police stations in lieu of money were apprehended by the police.
To keep a check on corruption in the state, the Assam Government launched an initiative to end the culture of brokers, following which the unauthorised FIR writers were arrested. They allegedly harass the common people by demanding money for official work like writing applications.
While addressing the media, Sarma said that brokers who keep roaming near police stations are not authorized and often they charge money for writing FIRs, this also includes mentioning certain sections which sometimes are not appropriate.
Last year on the direction of Sarma, a crackdown was launched against land brokers who often demand huge amounts from people to get their work done in circle offices. The CM directed the Assam Police to take strict action against the brokers and instructed the officers to refrain from working with land brokers and directly address public grievances.
Expressing disappointment on the plight of the people, the CM directed the police to take stringent measures and end the culture of broker system in the State.