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Assam To Form A Separate Investigation Unit: Guwahati HC

A tentative list of police officials based on their expertise and knowledge has been extracted out to run the investigation unit.

Assam To Form A Separate Investigation Unit: Guwahati HC

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  15 Feb 2023 5:11 AM GMT

GUWAHATI: In a recent development, the Assam state police authorities have decided to extract a team of experts from the existing department and form a separate investigating wing. The Guwahati High Court has been informed regarding the same.

Justice Achintya Malla along with Bujor Barua and Robin Phukan was enlightened that as it was stated on 31st January, 2020 through a court order that, the state have concluded to separate the investigation proceedings from other general duty.

Nitul Gogoi, the IPS officer and Inspector General of Police in Assam, informed the bench that the concerned authorities have already prepared a list of names based on expertise and knowledge, those who would fit in the special investigation wing. Furthermore, the officer mentioned that, the department has begun serving initial training at the level of police institutions and Judicial Academy of Assam.

In order to carry forward the process and implement the initiative, a cabinet decision must be made regarding the matter, he added. The bench made it certain that the step to form an extra investigation wing, which will differ from the general tasks of the department would not require any sort of additional fund.

D Nath, a senior government advocate mentioned that some more time to place on record few more details in this case. In the next meeting, the court ordered state police department to produce a definite road map and timeline for executing the task of extracting the investigation wing.

The state of Arunachal Pradesh also took up this initiative to form a separate investigation wing. The states have been directed to put up their affidavits prior to 28th of February, however, Nagaland’s last date extends till 14th March, as the state is scheduled to address the assembly elections. Recently, the newly appointed DGP of Assam, GP Singh formed a grievance redressal unit for the general public, where the issues of citizens will be addressed by refined police officers of the state.

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