BISWANATH CHARIALI, April 6 - The Archeological department, Government of Assam has initiated the process of preserving the historical Sootea Police Station in Biswanath district. It may be mentioned here that Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal had visited the police station along with local MLAs on January 22 last year and announced in front of the public that he would take steps to preserve it which was a long pending demand of the local people. Chief Minister�s announcement is going to be a reality very soon.
During the Quit India Movement, the tricolour was unfurled in the police station by the students and teachers of Sootea High School (now a higher secondary school) in association with the local residents on August 20, 1942 responding to the call of Mahatma Gandhi. Again, the same job was accomplished by the local people on September 20, 1942 who removed the Union Jack from the police station along with those of Gohpur and Dhekiajuli in the erstwhile Darrang district.