Guwahati: Assam government have handed over the accident case of Sub-inspector Junmoni Rabha to CBI on Saturday.
Addressing a press conference here, Assam police DGP GP Singh said, “We have handed over the accident case of Sub-inspector Junmoni Rabha to CBI. As per public sentiment, we have decided to to hand over the case to neutral agency CBI. Our own police officer lost her life in the accident, so we have decided that this should be investigate by neutral agency like CBI,”.
“The case was transferred to CBI on two grounds. Firstly on the ground of public sentiments and secondly also on neutrality. Chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma expressed his stance on the ongoing investigation into the death of Junmoni Rabha. CM addressed the concerns surrounding the case and assured that a thorough investigation,” GP Singh stated.
He further added, “I shall be absolutely ruthless against any police officials involved in criminal activity. If anyone is involved it is their own risk. Police headquarters will take ruthless action against the officer found in criminal activity,”.
The DGP said, “Fake currency racket and fake gold racket will be completely decimated within 30 days. As of now we have arrested over 70 persons involved in connection with the racket,”.
On the other hand, after the CBI taking over Junmoni Rabha’s death case from CID, Assam police Superintendents of Nagaon and Lakhimpur police were transferred.
Lakhimpur SP Bedanta Madhab Rajkhowa and Nagaon SP Leena Doley were transferred as there were allegations of them being involved in the case as well as them being connected to a nexus of fake gold smugglers.
It may be mentioned that, the office of SP Nagaon had earlier transferred 148 personnel from various police stations, outposts and patrol posts within the district.
Several organisations and Junmoni Rabha’s family had appealed to the government for a CBI investigation.
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