Assam CM Calls for “Love Jihad” Probe SoP and Tighter Security Measures


Bongaigaon : Assam Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma addressed SP conference in Bongaigaon on July 28, where he stressed the need for specific procedures to investigate ‘love jihad’.

CM Sarma also announced an upcoming operation to stop child marriages in September. He said that crime against women and children has decreased, but important cases will be handled in special courts to deter future crimes.

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The Chief Minister also said that Assam Police must examine how Indian Army personnel can be freed from the state by completely withdrawing Armed Forces Special Powers Act in the state.

Chief Minister Dr. Sarma also stressed on the need of intensifying drug seizures across the state, especially in the entry and exit points. Speaking on the drink and driving cases, the Chief Minister said that strict enforcement of traffic acts including combination of fines and cancelling driving licenses might prove to be deterrent.

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For combating economic crimes and corruption, Chief Minister asked the SPs to ensure that the smugglers do not get the chance to illegally export subsidized fertilisers outside. He also said that vigilance needs to be steeped up to ensure that Assam does not become a traffic corridor for transporting illegal liquor, Burmese supari and other contraband items. Stating that over 100 corrupt public servants have been arrested on corruption charges, he said that action against corrupt officials will be intensified.

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