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Police report sought on clash between 2 groups of transgenders


GUWAHATI, July 27 - The associate vice chairperson of the Assam State Transgender Welfare Board and transgender activist Swati Bidhan Barua has written to the city police with a request to submit an enquiry report on a clash between two groups of transgenders that had taken place at Maligaon here on July 24.

In the letter addressed to the Police Commissioner of Guwahati, Deputy Commissioner of Police (West) and Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (West), Barua referred to videos of the incident that had gone viral in social media platforms. Barua alleged that although a case had been registered under sections 325, 354, 506 and 34 of IPC with the Bharalumukh Police Station, no action has yet been initiated by the police.

However, the officer-in-charge of the Bharalumukh PS Pranjal Barua stated that very soon the police will file a chargesheet in the case. Jalukbari Police Station OC Upen Kalita also said a case had been registered in this connection. �As stated by the victim, the main culprit is a resident of New Delhi. Investigation is on two trace the other two accused,� Kalita stated.

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