Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has mentioned that the state executive will undertake a nil tolerance coverage against smuggling of farm animals and medicine.
Addressing the media in Kaziranga after chairing a convention with police chiefs of all districts, the Chief Minister mentioned police will “strike at the root” of those two rackets.
“Assam will adopt zero tolerance against cattle smuggling. Cows will not be allowed to enter legally or illegally into the state and cannot be transported within the state. Most of the cows come from Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal. We will strike at the root and stop this before it happens,” Mr Sarma mentioned.
Owing to the porous riverine border with Bangladesh at the western and southern aspect, Assam has been used as a transit direction for farm animals smugglers.
On the smuggling of medication, the Chief Minister mentioned, “Forget peddling, Assam will not even be a transit route for drugs. All the SPs have been instructed that neither can drugs be peddled within their (areas of) jurisdiction nor can they be transported from one district to another.”
He mentioned the state executive goes to arrange seven new forensic labs over the following six months in order that narcotics seized from smugglers are processed correctly.
The Chief Minister mentioned the assembly noticed discussions on 3 wings of policing — legislation and order, organised crime and intelligence amassing — to show the state police right into a “competent and professional” drive.
The convention these days was once the primary of half-yearly conferences the Chief Minister will hang with district police chiefs.
“Similar meetings will be held every six months. The next meeting will be held at Duliajan (in Upper Assam’s Dibrugarh district),” Mr Sarma mentioned.
“A similar meeting will be held with all the deputy commissioners every six months, the first of which will be held between August 15 and 30 this year at Diphu,” he added.
The Chief Minister mentioned that Assam these days has 1.05 lakh pending legal instances and with the intention to accelerate their solution, the state executive will quickly get started a recruitment pressure for sub-inspectors, legislation officials and prosecution specialists.
Asked if the state executive will begin peace talks with rebel outfit United Liberation Front of Asom-Independent (ULFA-I), the Chief Minister mentioned, “We want that this issue be resolved through talks amicably. Further concrete steps will be discussed with the Union Home Minister Amit Shah when he visits Assam this July.”