SILCHAR, April 3 - Former Additional Superintendent of Police of Cachar district Aushudhi Pati Dutta (Tuku) passed away on Tuesday at 6:45 am after a brief illness at his Malugram residence. He was 75. He is survived by two sons and a host of relatives.
Known to be a daredevil police officer, Dutta joined services in the Assam Police in 1968. He was nominated to the APS category in 1993. Before his retirement in 2002 as Additional SP Cachar, Dutta had rendered services with exemplary performances as TSI Karimganj, OC Karimganj, OC Lakhipur and OC Udharbond. He was Circle Inspector at Badarpur, Hailakandi and at Silchar. He had also led several operations along the Assam-Manipur border along Cachar district as Assistant Commandant at 6th Assam Police Battalion at Kathal in Silchar. Dutta was also the DSP (HQ) at Cachar.
According to family sources, in his illustrative career as a police officer, Dutta played a major role in combating the opponent forces during the 1971 Indo-Bangla war as TSI of Karimganj town. He was instrumental in maintaining the law-and-order situation during the communal violence that broke out in 1990.
Meanwhile, noted citizens of Silchar including former MP Kabindra Purakaystha, State BJP spokesperson Dr Rajdeep Roy, Congress leader Partha Ranjan Chakraborty, former chairman of Silchar Development Authority Sujan Dutta and others attended the funeral at the Silchar crematorium and paid their last respects to the departed police officer.
Former State DGP PV Sumant has condoled Dutta�s death.