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The undertrial prisoner (in jeans pant) being caught from a flood-affected village and (right) Trinayan Bhuyan, DSP, Dhubri (in yellow T-shirt) and his team along with the re-arrested prisoner. Image credit - Northeast Now

Dhubri police of Assam re-arrested the undertrial prisoner Hafizur Rahman, who fled from Dhubri Girls’ College-turned-jail.

The undertrial prisoner was re-arrested from Chatapara village under Fakirganj Police Station of South Salmara Mankachar district of lower Assam on Saturday.

A police team led by Trinayan Bhuyan, deputy superintendent of police (HQ), Dhubri, successfully arrested the prisoner after a 60-hour-long operation.

Also read: Assam: Undertrial prisoner escapes from Dhubri Girls’ College-turned-jail

The operation was carried out in proper coordination with police of three districts namely Dhubri, South Salmara Mankachar and Goalpara.

Trinayan Bhuyan, DSP (HQ), Dhubri said, “It was a very difficult task for all of us because the entire district is reeling under heavy flood water.”

Also read: Assam floods: Dhubri Jail submerged, inmates shifted to Dhubri Girls’ College

“Poor connectivity of roads and communication hit the operation for long hours as the accused was frequently changing his locations,” the police officer said.

“Finally, we received information about his hideout on the other side of river Brahmaputra and a team rushed to the spot and booked the culprit with the help of Goalpara district police,” said Bhuyan.

Hafizur Rahman was arrested in 2018 by Dhubri police in connection with a rape case no. 1485/18  U/S 366(A)/120(B)/376(o)/354 IPC R/W section 4 of POCSO Act had somehow escaped from the designated jail at Dhubri Girls’ College in the early wee hours of Wednesday.

Rahman, an undertrial, was among the 409 inmates of the district jail, who were shifted to the designated jail established at Dhubri Girls’ College after floodwaters inundated the original jail on Monday.

Mukesh Kr Singh is Northeast Now Correspondent in Dhubri. He can be reached at: mkdhubri@gmail.com

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