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Assam Police Recommends CBI Inquiry Into SI Rabha Death Case

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HT Bureau

GUWAHATI, May 20: The Assam police have recommended a CBI inquiry into the SI Junmoni Rabha death case. Assam DGP GP Singh, while talking to reporters here, stated that all four cases lodged in the two districts of Nagaon and Lakhimpur have been recommended for CBI inquiry.

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Of the four cases, three are lodged in Nagaon district, where she was posted. In one of them, which was lodged on May 5, she was the investigating officer, while two cases are related to her death. The fourth case was lodged in Lakhimpur against Rabha for alleged criminal conspiracy, dacoity, robbery, attempt to cause death, wrongful confinement, and extortion. It was registered on May 15, a day before her death.

He said that the decision has been taken keeping in mind a fair and transparent investigation into the matter and respecting the public sentiment connected to the case.

GP Singh further said that all the officers from the lower rank to the higher rank in Nagaon and Lakhimpur connected to the case have been transferred.

The case of the death of the SI was initially investigated by CID.

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“We have no disregard for CID in so far as the department’s investigation is concerned. But a mutual agency to probe into the issue is the need of the hour,” Singh said.

HE further added, “After reviewing the entire case with the CID team and senior officials at police headquarters, I have recommended to the government to transfer four cases related to Rabha to the CBI”.

Raising concern about the smuggling of fake gold and fake Indian currency notes, Assam Police will launch a massive operation to uproot the nexus.

Singh informed that 71 persons have been arrested in connection with fake gold smuggling, and cash to the tune of Rs 6.6 lakh has been recovered from Biswanath.

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SI Junmoni Rabha was killed early on Tuesday when her car collided head-on with a container truck at Sarubhugia village in Kaliabor sub-division of Nagaon district. Rabha, who was in charge of the Morikolong police outpost in Nagaon, was known for her strict dealings but was in the news for her alleged involvement in financial irregularities. After her death in the accident, Rabha’s family and friends alleged foul play and demanded an impartial probe to find the truth behind it. (With inputs from PTI)



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