By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Dec 27: The CID, Assam ended 2017 on a high note on many a front, right from recuing children from exploitation to seizure if fake currency notes.
Talking to The Sentinel, DIG(CID) Rauk Ali Hazarika said: “As many as 162 cases were registered from July 1, 2017 to July 31, 2017, leading to the rescue of 603 children from exploiting circumstances. In the outgoing year, CID recovered gold worth Rs 23 crore, following tip-off from GRP personnel. Seizure of drugs during the year is also huge. From May 2016 till date the number of cases registered is 622, number of persons arrested is 945, 14.967204 kg heroin seized, 8926.5812 kg ganja seized, 73.9316 kg opium, 7.05172 kg morphine, 303018 bottle syrups, 1.3 gm marijuawa, 243722 capsules and tablets, 630 Fortwin injections, one bigha ten lecha ganja cultivation destroyed.”
According to Ali, fake Indian and foreign currency with a face value of Rs 1.48 crore was seized in the outgoing year. Among other important achievements by the department, according to Ali, are starting two more cyber laboratories – one at Silchar and the other at Jorhat – apart from the one at CID headquarters. Construction of five other such laboratories is underway. He said that 1,309 officers and personnel were imparted training on various policing and investigation during the year, besides imparting training to 290 officers on drug disposal and enforcement of drug laws with support from NCB. Ali mentioned an achievement on fingerprint in connection with a case in Hojai in favour of prosecution examined and opinion furnished by fingerprint experts of CID on a false land sale deed.
Other activities in which the department excelled are cyber crime, Blue Whale, elimition of bonded labour, beti bachao beti padhao, child rights, human trafficking, child trafficking, etc.