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CM condemns Jagun ambush

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  24 Jan 2017 12:00 AM GMT

Steps to be taken to preserve historic Chatia solice station

From a Correspondent

TEZPUR, Jan 23: Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal on Monday vehemently criticized and condemned the Jagun extremist attack where two Assam Rifles jawans were killed and several persons were injured.

Sonowal, who was on a tour in Biswath and Sonitpur, said that terrorism would not be tolerated and that peace would be maintained. He said that the people of Assam wanted peace and his government would not tolerate terrorism and corruption.

The Chief Minister, along with Sootea MLA Padma Hazarika, on Monday visited the historic Chatia Police Station. Announcing that the State Government would take all measures to preserve the historic Chatia Police Station, which bears memory of the Indian freedom struggle, Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal said that the police station was the testimony of the sacrifices of the freedom fighters of the State and their undefeatable sense of patriotism. While inspecting the police station at Chatia, Sonowal said that the ideals of the freedom fighters, who made supreme sacrifices for freeing their motherland from foreign oppressors, must continue to inspire the present and future generations of State.

The Chatia Police Station bears testimony to the memorable event during the freedom struggle of 1942, when the freedom fighters hoisted the tiol flag at the station premises on the fateful night of September 20. Invoking the rich history of the place during the freedom movement of the country, Chief Minister Sonowal called on the people to protect the age-old unity and harmony among different classes, creeds and religious groups of the State so that Assam could continue its march towards progress and prosperity.

He also visited the historic gasankar Mandir at gashankar where a guest house-cum-marriage hall and a drinking water system were iugurated. He also visited the historic Bara Chaharia Bhaw area at Jamugurihat where Bara Chaharia Samaya Khetra, a project under MNREGA with a total cost of Rs 63 lakh, was iugurated. Later he left for Morisuti and unveiled the statue of noted social worker Prabhu Ram Karki.

After unveiling the statue, Sonowal held a public meeting where he said that Karki was a very famous social worker of the north bank of Brahmaputra in Jamugurihat area of Sonitpur district and he had doted Rs 5,000 in 1945 for establishment of the historic Darrang College.

The Chief Minister also visited the Kayaka agricultural farm near the bank of the Jia Bharali River where more than 2,000 youths are engaged in farming.

Taking part in a citizens’ meet held at the site of Police Barrack to be built by Biswath Police, Chief Minister Sonowal reiterated the government’s plans to modernize the police force of the State and strengthen the force with sophisticated technology. Stating that a smart police force was the need of the hour to meet modern day law-and-order challenges, Sonowal said that peace was the pre-requisite for achieving rapid development of the State and a strong police force wascrucial for maintaining peace and harmony in the society.

Minister for Irrigation Ranjit Dutta, MP Tezpur RP Sarma, MLAs Pramod Barthakur and Padma Hazarika, DGP Assam Police, Mukesh Sahay, Deputy Commissioner of Biswath and others were present.

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