Top Leader Of Banned Assam Outfit ULFA-I Gunned Down In Encounter

The banned outfit has been named in at least two recent kidnappings.

9 stolen tractors recovered in three days from 4 districts of Assam

An investigation is on to nab other accomplices involved in this organized cheating racket

Guwahati: 9 stolen tractors recovered by Chirang Police in three days from different places of Goalpara, Kokrajhar, Bongaigaon & Chirang districts.

On November 1, 2020, an FIR was lodged at Dhaligaon Police Station regarding cheating and misappropriation of money by a gang of miscreants and accordingly Dhaligaon PS Case no.-  298/2020 U/S 420/406/34 IPC was registered.

During investigation of the case, two prime accused  namely (i) Robin Ch. Baruah (age- 27 years), S/0- Late Tarun Ch. Baruah, Vill.- Chaprakata, PS & Dist.- Bongaigaon and (ii) Md. Nobir Ali (age 37 years),  S/O Late Shaheruddin Sheikh, Vill.- Pachim Bhadragaon, PS & Dist.- Bongaigaon were arrested.

An investigation is on to nab other accomplices involved in this organized cheating racket.

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Bus driver swindles Rs 10,000 from desperate migrant workers, flees


GUWAHATI: At least 50 migrant workers stranded in Guwahati were allegedly conned by a bus driver on their way home to Bihar on Friday evening.

According to reports, the migrant workers from Bihar’s Madhepura district were stranded in Guwahati for a long time and wanted to go back to their native places after they ran out of food and money during the lockdown.

On their way back home, a bus driver promised to transport them to Rampurhat in West Bengal for Rs 10,000. Accordingly, the workers broke their savings to afford this journey.

The bus driver after transporting them for around 20 kms asked for Rs 3000 more to bribe the police at the check gates. The bus driver then asked the migrant workers to vacate the bus and to walk for 2 to 3 kms assuring them to pick up from a particular location, as the vacant bus moved ahead.

The workers upon reaching the location couldn’t trace the bus as the driver allegedly switched off his mobile phone and vanished with the bus.

The helpless workers without any money started to walk to their native villages. They contacted the local activists this morning after they reached Bongaigaon covering a distance of more than 160 kms on foot. Later, Midage Media team got in touch with them to discover their whereabouts.

One of the migrant workers, identified as Manahar Singh narrated the entire incident to Midage Media team and sought help. They further said that they ran out of their food stock and left with only packaged biscuits. They complained about the harsh weather conditions and the resultant amplified havoc on them.

The Midage Media got in touch with Superintendent of Police, Bongaigaon Singha Ram Mili and ASP P. Kakoty and informed about the whereabouts of these migrant workers.

The Bongaigaon Police in association with the administration located the migrant workers and arranged for trucks to ensure that they reach their native villages safely free of cost.

The Administration took care of proper social distancing guidelines of the MHA while boarding them to trucks.

It is to be noted that the above-mentioned migrant workers have tried to contact Bihar Government, but were denied any help, informed one of the migrant workers.

Speaking to Midage Media, noted activist Kavita Krishnan from Delhi said, “We have collected details of the migrant workers. Party members of CPI-ML, Bihar Unit are tracing and getting in touch with the families of these workers and will ensure that they reach their respective homes safely.”

Meanwhile, a group of 10 migrant workers has started for their native villages at Bihar this morning with their respective tri-cycle rickshaws from Guwahati.

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16-year-old girl from Salmara Bongaigaon tests COVID positive


Guwahati: A 16-year-old girl from Salmara Bongaigaon, secondary contact of a Markaz attendee, has tested COVID positive. The number of COVID19 patients in Assam now stands at 36. However active hospital cases are 8.

State Finance and Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma took to twitter to inform that the latest patient is a secondary contact of a Nizamuddin Markaz attendee. “A 16-year-old girl from Salmara Bongaigaon, secondary contact of a Markaz attendee, has tested COVID positive”, Himanta wrote.

It is relevant to mention here that the Assam Government has said that there will be no lockdown relaxation in Red Zone districts in the state, namely: Dhubri, Golaghat, Nalbari, Morigaon and Goalpara, and their adjoining areas (within a 5 km radius).

This decision was taken yesterday during a meeting of the Council of Ministers chaired by the Chief Minister of the state, Sarbananda Sonowal, at Janata Bhawan, Guwahati.

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