JORHAT, Aug 25 - On the occasion of the observation of 49th commemoration day of Harinarayan Barua, the founder of Village Defence Organisation in the State, a VDP flying squad was formed under Jorhat Police Station consisting of five members.
A police official stated that the squad will be performing their duties on motorbikes by executing mobile patrolling on special occasions like festivals and will respond to emergencies and other duties as and when required.
The squad will operate under the command and control of Officer-In-Charge Jorhat PS and CO, VDP of the said police station.
According to the Assam Police history, the Village Defence Organisation is a concept and organisation unique to the State of Assam.
The said organisation was established in the year 1949 when Late Harinarayan Baruah, set up a team of village youths to look after and safeguard their own village.
This concept of looking after the security of one�s own village gradually spread into neighbouring districts and soon an organisation which came to be known as the Village Defence Organisation came into being.
The organisation soon earned, through the utmost hard work and sincerity of its founder and the workers, the recognition and sanction of the Government.
An Act was enacted known as the Village Defence Organisation Act in 1966, followed by the Assam Village Defence Rules in 1986, both of which govern the functioning of the organisation.