Mortal remains of former Assam DGP Khagen Sarma reaches Nabagraha crematorium. Image: Northeast Now
Mortal remains of former Assam DGP Khagen Sarma reaches Nabagraha crematorium. Image: Northeast Now

Former Assam DGP Khagen Sarma, who passed away in a Guwahati hospital on Friday, was cremated with full state honour on Saturday.

Sarma’s last rites were performed at Nabagraha crematorium here in the presence of his family members, friends, officials from the police department and other dignitaries.

Late Sarma was admitted to city’s Sun Valley Hospital on October 13.

Sarma, a 1982 batch IPS officer of Assam-Meghalaya cadre, took over as the Assam DGP in 2014. He retired in November 2015.

Sarma led the Special Branch of the Assam Police for over a decade.

The former DGP was credited for bringing many insurgent leaders of the state to the negotiating table.

He had served as superintendent of police (SP) in different districts of the state including Karimganj, North Cachar Hills and Jorhat.

He had also served as Principal of the Police Training College.

Hailing from Makhibaha near Tihu in Nalbari district, Sarma had also served as DIG of Police of the Northern Range before joining the Special Branch as DIG in 1997.

Kalpajyoti Saikia

Kalpajyoti Saikia is Senior Reporter of Northeast Now. He can be reached at: kalpasaikia649@gmail.com

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