Assam DGP Bhaskarjyoti Mahanta
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Assam Director General of Police Bhaskarjyoti Mahanta on Wednesday visited the Assam-West Bengal inter-state border at Srirampur on Wednesday to take stock of the situation prevailing there due to COVID19 pandemic.

Mahanta first visited the screening centres functioning in the border.

“About five hundred people have so far entered Assam by crossing over Srirampur and Sagolia check posts,” DGP Mahanta informed the reporters.

“Keeping in view of the importance of the Srirampur inter-state border check gate here, IPS, IAS, ACS, APS and other senior officials have been deployed at the gate so that they can maintain all the fronts relating to vehicular traffic, health hazards, registration of all vehicles ply through scientifically and systematically,” the DGP said.

The IGP of BTC, Anurag Agarwal and the Kokrajhar superintendent of police, Rakesh Roshan, who were present during the DGP’s visit, were asked by Mahanta to strictly monitor the prevailing law and order situation in the border areas.

The officials have maintained registers of the inbound people who are coming by buses, cars and pass through this route.

The names, addresses, destinations and phone numbers of the inbound people have been kept on record by the officials.

The activities of goods-laden trucks and the details of the boarders are being collected by the police officials deployed in the check gate and if needed doubtful persons are sent to various quarantine centres located at various places.

“At Srirampur, police, security personnel, health workers and safai karmi have been in constant touch with the duty-bound officials. Illegal intruders to the state through road and boat will not be allowed now. Intruders will be prevented by the police, Village Defence Party(VDP) as well as the villagers,” the DGP said.

The DGP also visited areas near river Sonkosh.

He also held discussions with the VDP personnel and village heads of the areas at Jaraguri HS school premises.

The DGP urged all to cooperate with the government in this critical juncture.

Later, he visited Kokrajhar and held discussions with high level officials of the district regarding the overall law and situation of the district including security arrangement made at the quarantine centre located in SAI centre, Kathalguri.

Rinoy Basumatary

Rinoy Basumatary is Northeast Now Correspondent in Kokrajhar. He can be reached at: