15 suspicious persons allegedly offer Namaz at Mosque in Guwahati

Sensation gripped Guwahati City after 15 suspicious persons allegedly offered Namaz at a mosque in the Beltola area on Sunday evening.

Locals from the area apprehended nine of the group and handed them over to Basistha police, they were later released on bail in the morning hours on Monday. A case was registered in this regard by the city police.

“It’s a highly sensitive matter, but city police have let them go on bail. We are very upset with the city police’s role,” an official of the mosque committee told TIME8.

The members of the committee also claimed that locals in the mosque had found that the 15 persons were offering Namaz in different ways (not in the usual religious way) triggering suspicion. Though they immediately questioned the group and enquired about their identities, six out of them fled the spot, the report stated further.

“The people who entered the mosque claimed that they have converted to Islam about a month back. But we don’t believe their claims and suspect that it was an attempt to create disturbance in the society,” TIME8 quoted the mosque committee members.

Meanwhile, Guwahati Police Joint Commissioner Debraj Upadhyay told the media, “The incident is under investigation. How did they enter the mosque will be verified. The issue has been discussed with the mosque committee as well as the Muslim Students’ Body so as not to create any kind of unpleasant atmosphere in the society. Moreover, they were booked under sections which are bailable, and the case was registered based on an FIR, hence, they were released.”

Notably, the identities of the persons have been kept hidden due to security reasons.

Further investigation is underway.

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Section 144 of CrPC imposed in parts of Central Police District in Guwahati

The Deputy Commissioner of Police, Central Police District, Guwahati prohibits assembly of more than 5 persons, agitation, demonstration, rally, procession, Mashal procession and shouting slogans in the areas under Paltan Bazar, Pan Bazar, Latasil, Chandmari, Geetanagar, Pragjyotishpur, Noonmati and Satgaon police stations from January 21, 2021.

As per a notification, some specific and unspecified persons or groups of persons or organisations/associations are likely to disturb normal functioning of offices, movement of public and flow of traffic in parts of Central Police District, Guwahati. It is also apprehended that such groups of persons or organisations might carry out agitation/demonstrations/shouting of slogans which may cause a breach of peace and public order and may cause disturbance of peaceful movement of the citizens.

Thus, to ensure peaceful movement of public, smooth flow of traffic and normal functioning of offices, Rajveer, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Central Police District, Guwahati imposed section 144 of the CrPC.

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Guwahati Police turns saviour to Cotton University student, Recovers lost docs

Guwahati: Guwahati Police turned saviour to a student of Cotton University with the recovery of her lost documents.

The girl identified as Pratiksha Hazarika, a student of Cotton University was here in Guwahati to appear for an entrance examination for Delhi University, when her brother while coming from Ulubari to Fatasil Ambari carrying her important documents including purse, mobile handset were snatched away by some unknown miscreants.

The incident came to light after Pratiksha took to social media to narrate her lost and found incident.

Meanwhile, Guwahati police managed to recover the documents of the Cotton University student on Wednesday evening.

Also, appreciating the Guwahati police, DGP Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta took to Twitter saying, “A student from Cotton University posted a video in desperation. She had lost her docs (snatched actually!) in Guwahati. ...and she has exam scheduled tomorrow! Her appeal touched many tweeple... including us. We just could not let her down. Result?!?”

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Two Drug Peddlers apprehended in Guwahati City


Guwahati: Acting on a tip-off, a raid was conducted this morning by Crime Branch Guwahati at Athgaon in front of Marwari Hospital under Bharalumukh PS and apprehended two drug peddlers.

The two drug peddlers were identified as Tosur Ali son of Late Tomesh Ali of Katabari Nijora Par PS- Gorchuk and Mojina Khatun daughter of Md Samsul Haque of Senga Bohori PS Bohori Dist Barpeta.

The Crime Branch also seized 13 gm (one pack) narcotropic substance, suspected to be brown sugar and one vehicle AS 01EJ 3192 from their possession.

On being led by accused Tosur Ali raid conducted at Nizarapar, Kotahbari and following recovered from his house : (1) Suspected 13 gms Brown Sugar. (2) Suspected brown Sugar CC-19 nos. (3) Cash Rs 59,500 (4) Silver Coins -16 nos & Jewellery:Total -588 gms (5) Gold Earrings- 1 pair.

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