Silchar: Mob lynching which has become a menace these days refers to premeditated extrajudicial killing by a group and is mostly characterized by informal public executions by a mob to punish an alleged transgressor or to intimidate a group.
In a bid to control such heinous crimes and brazen activities, the Supreme Court has issued some guidelines which will be followed by Cachar district police in toto. The Apex Court has asked to comply with mob lynching order. This information as well as others has been shared by the district police with the mediapersons at a press-meet held at the conference hall of the office of the Superintendent of Police here.
Rakesh Roushan, IPS, Superintendent of Police, said that mob lynching has become a menace and that a special task force has been formed to prevent it. “The task force will be active 24x7. Additional Superintendent of Police, me, officers-in-charge and other police personnel will be vigilant all the time. Mob violence and taking law into the hands are not at all acceptable,” said Rakesh Roushan. He also urged upon the mediapersons to cooperative with the police in mitigating this horrendous problem. “Anyone involved in spreading rumours, creating communal disharmony and trying to create chaos will be taken to task,” he added.
SP Cachar further said that it is the duty of the officers-in charge of all the police stations and outposts to lodge an FIR and take immediate action in this regard. “Collective effort is essential to solve any problem. Strict action will be taken against those who issue provocative statements. The tea garden areas of districts and places other than Cachar are vulnerable and susceptible. We will keep a close watch on these areas. Police have also chalked out special security plans for Durga Puja. Cachar police are leaving no stone unturned to ensure peace, security and tranquility”, said SP Cachar. Among others present at the press-meet included ASP Rakesh Reddy and Debajyoti Gogoi, in-charge, deputy director, DIPRO.