GUWAHATI, June 25:The crime branch of Assam Police with the help of its Jammu and Kashmir counterpart arrested one Syed Abbass for allegedly making derogatory comments on the widow of slain CRPF jawan Sunil Kalita.
Kalita, who hailed from Palara village under Kamalpur police station in Kamrup district, was killed in an attack by Naxalites at Kuchai in Saraikela district of Jharkhand on May 28.
Abbass had allegedly made derogatory remarks on slain Kalita’s wife on the Facebook page of a Guwahati-based satellite channel when she was paying her salute to her slain husband during last rites.
Following the directive of Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal, police have registered a case on the basis of an FIR lodged by one Ramen Barua with Kamalpur police station on June 15.
The OC Mrinal Das was directed to lead a three-member team to Jammu and Kashmir. The team left for Kashmir on June 17 and the accused person was arrested with assistance from Jammu and Kashmir police, Central and State intelligence agencies.
“The accused was produced at Damhal Hanji Pora Court in Kulgam district on 22 June and he was sent to eight days transit remand to Assam Police team as the accused is being brought to Guwahati by flight via New Delhi,” said a statement issued by the chief minister’s office here.
In a separate incident, the police have also arrested one Jawed Ahmed from Siddharth Nagar of Nashik district in Maharashtra recently for allegedly kidnapping a girl from Assam.
“One Joy Kumar Das had lodged a missing complaint about his daughter from Jamunamukh Police Station. Police swung into action and arrested one Rubul Islam for his alleged involvement in abduction of the girl,” the statement said.
A police team rushed to Maharashtra and rescued the girl as well as arrested the prime accused Jawed with help from Maharashtra police.
“The police team along with accused and rescued girl are in transit and will reach Hojai by June 27,” the statement said.
The drive against cattle syndicate also continued in various part of the with the police arresting the its kingpin Mohammed Sarfaraz from Pandey Parsa under Phulbaria PS of Gopalganj district in Bihar.
A team of the Crime Branch of City Police with the help of the Bihar Police arrested Sharfaraz on Saturday and brought him to the city on Monday. The police have arrested Sharfaraz on charges of smuggling cattle to Bangladesh on the basis of the confessional statement of another accused Dildar Hussain, who was arrested earlier.
Earlier, a case was registered at Basistha Police Station against cattle smuggling on the complaint of one Salim Javed Hazarika of Guwahati. The complainant alleged that Mohammed Sarfaraz of Hastinapur, 9 Mile, Jorabat and Dildar Hussain of Sonapur Balighat along with fourteen other accused were running a racket involving transportation of cattle illegally and same were smuggled across Bangladesh border. It was also alleged that payment of the transactions were made through hawala transactions running through Fancy Bazar area of the city.