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Hojai Deputy Commissioner, ADC suspended for assaulting civilians

CM Himanta has taken the bold decision of placing under suspension with immediate effect the DC of Hojai, Anupam Choudhury, & ADC of the district, Raktim Baruah for misbehaving with a 60-year-old man

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  30 Sep 2022 3:03 AM GMT

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GUWAHATI/HOJAI: Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has taken the bold decision of placing under suspension with immediate effect the Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Hojai, Anupam Choudhury, and Additional Deputy Commissioner of the district, Raktim Baruah for misbehaving with a 60-year-old man on Wednesday.

The Personnel Department issued a Notification on Thursday after obtaining the Chief Minister's nod. Simanta Kumar Das, who was DC of Tamulpur, has been transferred and posted as the new Deputy Commissioner of Hojai.

The Notification pertaining to the suspended DC stated, "It has come to the notice of the Government that Anupam Choudhury, ACS (DR-93), Deputy Commissioner, Hojai physically assaulted general public on 28.09.2022 in Hojai… by the above act Anupam Choudhury has violated Rule 3 of the Assam Services (Conduct) Rules,1965 and acted in a manner most unbecoming of a Government Servant of his status and rank and tarnished the image of Government of Assam…the Government has viewed the matter very seriously and decided to place Anupam Choudhury… under suspension."

Departmental proceedings will be drawn against both Choudhury and Raktim Baruah.

According to sources, a man in his sixties with a pillion rider was travelling on the wrong side of the road when the convoy of the top officials of the Hojai district intercepted them and the two officials misbehaved with them. It is also alleged that both the officials were intoxicated during this incident.

According to another source, both the officials were returning from Lumding to Shankardev Nagar, the headquarters of the Hojai district, when they saw the man travelling on the wrong side of the road on a scooter in Lanka. As the area is prone to accidents, the officials stopped the scooter and then started misbehaving with the riders. CCTV footage shows ADC Raktim Baruah chasing and hitting the pillion rider and grievously injuring the rider.

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