Guwahati, May 31: The current state-wide operations launched by Assam Police against the illegal drugs trade in the state today resulted in arrests of a Deputy Superintendent of Police (Border) in Dhubri district of Assam because of his links with drugs smugglers.
Deputy superintendent of Police (border), Jatin Chandra Das was arrested today over alleged nexus with drug smugglers in Assam’s Dhubri district and taken into police custody.
“Based on credible information about the alleged nexus of the accused Jatin Chandra Das, deputy superintendent of police (border), Dhubri with smugglers, several raids have been conducted yesterday night by Dhubri police and unaccounted cash of 4.77 lakh has been seized,” an official statement from Assam Police informed.
The police officer has been arrested along with a smuggler, identified as Rafikul Paramanik alias Opi, who belongs to South Tokrechara Part IV village under Golakganj police station in Dhunri district.
Police sources said that based on credible evidence, a case (number 881/21) under Sections 120B/409 IPC read with Section 7a /12 of Prevention of Corruption Act, has been registered at Dhubri police station. According to reports, arrested accused have been produced before the court.
It may be mentioned that Assam Police have over the past week intensified its campaign against drugs across the state for a substance-free Assam.
According to official figures, the state police have, from May 25 to May 29, 2021, made at least 223 arrests against 120 cases registered at various police stations.
The seizure list of the five-day period includes 2439 grams heroin, 91kg ganja, 17,551 bottles of cough syrup, 1,57,061 methamphetamine tablets, 14.16 grams of morphine and Rs 10.5 lakh in cash.
Preventive detention order : Meanwhile, the state government on Saturday issued the Preventive detention order in respect of six high profile drug traffickers.The order was issued under the Prevention of Illicit Traffic in Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act. With this, 15 repeat offenders, veterans of drug trafficking, are in such detention, official sources informed on Monday evening.