DHUBRI, March 26 - At a time when the Assam Police is boasting about its modernisation plan and implementation of new technology to make the force an efficient one, the Ramraikuti Police Watchpost here, which is considered to be the second line of defence in tackling border crimes and cross-border infiltration mainly into the westernmost part of the district, is in a shambles.
This watchpost, which was established during 1960s, keeps an eye on the activities of people living in the bordering villages of Ramraikuti Part �I, Ramraikuti Part �II, Parbatjhora and many other nearby areas.
It is believed that apart from threat of cross-border crimes from Bangladesh like smuggling, infiltration and distribution of fake Indian currency notes and drugs, people of these areas also have to face such criminal activities which are generated from the Bengal border. Police sources stated that such crimes along the Dhubri-Bengal border have increased manifold in recent times.
It may be mentioned here that this police watchpost also maintains various important registers.
The walls of the watchpost which was built with bamboo are now broken in most parts. A few rooms of the watchpost lack proper doors and windows.
Meanwhile, apathy towards this watchpost doesn�t end only with its miserable infrastructure. The watchpost has also been facing manpower shortage. Currently, it is being manned by only one constable.
It was informed that another ASI-level officer has been posted in this watchpost along with the constable, but the former is engaged in NRC duties at the moment.