Itagar, June 6: Aruchal Pradesh Governor Jyoti Prashad Rajkhowa has appreciated the swift action taken by Assam Police in arresting six miscreants who tried to stop the vehicle carrying his wife on NH 37 while she was en route to Itagar from Guwahati on June 4 last.
In an unexpected and frightening incident, when Rita Rajkhowa, wife of the Governor was travelling in a Raj Bhavan car accompanied by PSO of Assam Police S Saikia on the fateful day, a white-colored Swift D’zire car bearing registration number AS-01 BS-3236, chased the car and at about 11.45 AM, dangerously overtook it after crossing Sopur to stop a little ahead on the left side of the highway. There were five miscreants in the car including the driver who tried to stop the Raj Bhavan vehicle. However, as the persons were unknown to the Governor’s wife, the vehicle was not stopped and driver Jitumoni th was asked to increase speed, a Raj Bhawan communiqué informed here today.
After two-three minutes, the same car again chased the Raj Bhavan vehicle, overtook it and again tried to stop it, but failed. Then after a few minutes, for the third time, the miscreants chased the Raj Bhawan vehicle and overtook it, trying to stop it but failing again. This time, there was no number plate on the car giving chase.
Driver th was asked by the Governor’s wife to increase speed as much as possible, and thereby they could save themselves, as they were almost reaching Khetri town by that time, the communiqué said.
Meanwhile, Rita Rajkhowa informed her husband, who in turn informed Aruchal DGP bin Payeng and also Guwahati Commissioner of Police Mukesh Agrawal, requesting them to provide necessary security to his wife and do the needful to apprehend the culprits.
The Governor’s wife and the PSO went to Jagiroad police station and informed the OC there and requested for escort. Since an escort was not readily available, they proceeded on way to Itagar via Tezpur. Meanwhile, near Dharampur police station, they were provided a police escort party from Nellie.
Later, a FIR was submitted to SP, Kamrup (East) district at Sopur police station, informing about the incident and requesting the police to take necessary steps to b the miscreants.
DGP Payeng, Guwahati Police Commissioner Mukesh Agrawal and the SP of Kamrup (East) district Manmohan Boro acted promptly on the complaint and six miscreants could be arrested by the Sopur police within 24 hours, the communiqué said.
Three miscreants including the owner of the vehicle have been found to be from Assam, presently based in Guwahati, two of the miscreants are from Ghaziabad, UP while another is from Muzaffarabad, UP. The miscreants have been taken into two days police custody.
The Sopur police is conducting a thorough investigation into the case, looking into different angles to find out the actual motive of the miscreants.