The crime branch of Assam Police with the help of its Jammu and Kashmir counterpart arrested one Syed Abbass for allegedly making derogatory comments on the widow of slain CRPF jawan Sunil Kalita.

Kalita, who hailed from Palara village under Kamalpur police station in Kamrup district, was killed in an attack by Naxalites at Kuchai in Saraikela district of Jharkhand on May 28.

Abbass had allegedly made derogatory remarks on slain Kalita’s wife on the Facebook page of News Live while she was paying her tributes and saluting her slain husband during last rites.

Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal had asked the state police for prompt action on this.

One Ramen Barua had lodged an FIR with Kamalpur police station on June 15 over the comments on the martyr’s wife by Abbass on social media.

Accordingly, a case was registered and the officer in charge of Kamalpur police station inspector Mrinal Das was directed to lead a three-member team to Jammu and Kashmir.

“The team left for Kashmir on June 17 and the accused person was arrested with assistance from Jammu and Kashmir police, Central and State intelligence agencies.

“The accused was produced at Damhal Hanji Pora Court in Kulgam district on 22 June and he was sent to eight days transit remand to Assam Police team as the accused is being brought to Guwahati by flight via New Delhi,” said a statement issued by the chief minister’s office here.

In a separate incident, the Assam police have also apprehended one Jawed Ahmed from Siddharth Nagar of Nashik district in Maharashtra recently for allegedly kidnapping a girl from Assam.

“One Joy Kumar Das had lodged a missing complaint about his daughter from Jamunamukh Police Station. Police swung into action and arrested one Rubul Islam for his alleged involvement in abduction of the girl,” the statement said.

A police team rushed to Maharashtra and rescued the girl as well as arrested the prime accused Jawed with help from Maharashtra police

“The police team along with accused and rescued girl are in transit and will reach Hojai by June 27,” the statement said.


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