By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Dec 28: The All Assam Police Association (AAPA) has termed the killing of a havildar, who was on the trail of two thieves at Niralabasti under Jingia police station in the Biswath Chariali area on December 24 this year, as barbaric and against the Constitution of India.
Dwipen Hazarika, a havildar who was one of the team of police personnel that was the trail of two thieves in the Biswath Chariali area, was beaten to death by miscreants who also attacked the OC and four other members of the team. The OC and the other four of the police team also sustained injuries.
Talking to media in the city today, AAPA general secretary Taher Uddin Ahmed said: “It’s unfortute that of late, apart from militants, a section of the public continue to attack police personnel, police vehicles, fire tenders etc., on the pretext of registering their protest. The public should rather help the police in maintaining law and order. Semirs, workshops etc., are needed to make the public aware of laws so as to put an end to such police-public clashes.”
Ahmed said: “According sections 37, 38 and 40 of IPC, the general public should help the police and those who issue warrants. According to Section 41 of IPC, the police can arrest any suspected person and grill him/her without any warrant. Under Section 43 of IPC, the public can pick up a suspected person and hand him/her over to the police. In such issues, the government and the Opposition parties should help the police to ensure the arrest of the culprits and their punishment. The police protect people and their property, and there should also be security to the life of police personnel.”
Ahmed demanded Rs 60 lakh as compensation to the next of kin of the killed havildar and a government job to one of his family members within three months, and Rs 5 lakh to Rs 15 lakh compensation to each of the injured police personnel in the attack. “We also demand that the government should increase the compassiote appointment of police personnel from the current five per cent to 25 per cent, and that such appointment should be entrusted with the DGP instead of the existing district and state-level committees,” he said.