GUWAHATI, June 16 - The investigation into the killing of two Guwahati youths near Dokmoka in Karbi Anglong is going in the right direction and all-out efforts will be made by the police to ensure that none of the culprits can go scot-free, said Director General of Police Kula Saikia. He also said that the Assam Police along with other government departments and agencies would vigorously work to implement the �project Sanskar� launched by the State government to fight against social prejudices.
Talking to The Assam Tribune, the DGP said that so far 30 people, including the prime accused, have been arrested in connection with the killing and a thorough investigation and questioning of the arrested are on. Some more arrests are likely based on the questioning of the arrested people. He said a special investigation team is conducting the probe under direct supervision of the Karbi Anglong Superintendent of Police and other senior officials, while Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Mukesh Agarwala had also camped in the district in the initial period of investigation to supervise the process. He also asserted that the chargesheet of the case would be filed on time after collection of requisite evidence.
Meanwhile, the social media monitoring team of the Assam Police, headed by Additional Director General of Police (Security) Harmit Singh, is also keeping a close watch on the social media to check spreading of hate messages and around 30 people have been arrested so far. They have been booked under different sections of the IPC and IT Act. Some more social media accounts are now under scanner, while the team is also receiving help from a cross section of people who are reporting hate messages posted on social media.
The Assam Police has also appealed to the people to cooperate and report any hate message that they see so that prompt action can be taken. However, some youths posting hate messages were not arrested considering their age and they were only questioned and allowed to go after their parents or heads of the institutions where they study gave undertakings that such incidents would not be repeated.
The DGP, replying to a question, said that steps have been initiated to improve police-public interface all over the State and senior officials are holding meetings in public places and even weekly markets in the remote areas. Such meetings are yielding results as people are coming forward to report hate messages posted on the social media even from the remote parts of the State, he added.
It may be mentioned here that the Assam Police had launched a project called �Project Prahari� in Kokrajhar in 2001 following the killing of five persons terming them as witches and it yielded positive results. Asked whether such a project would be re-launched, the DGP said that all-out efforts are being made to reach out to the people. �The State government has already decided to launch project Sanskar to fight against social evils and the Assam Police will actively participate in the project to ensure its success,� he said.