Land disputes, eloping top the crime trend of Silchar
A paradigm shift is taking place in crime trends of Assam and surprisingly, Cachar has crawled up to the 5th position in the district wise crime rate of the state. According to statistical data provided by a website linked to the National Records Crime Bureau, Cachar stands at the 5th position in district wise crime rate. Property disputes, land grabbing and eloping which is mostly reported as kidnapping is rapidly rising the crime trends of Cachar and particularly that of Silchar.
The police department has admitted to the fact that land grabbing and property disputes have raised in a phenomenal manner in the Cachar District and out of which Silchar has registered the most number of cases. Talking to Eastern Chronicle, the officer in-charge of the Sadar Police Station, S Chakraborty said, “Silchar is registering a very high number of property disputes and land grabbing. This trend has come in the past few years and we are registering increasing number of property disputes. There is another interesting thing about this new trend. A variety of other cases are often registered in the backdrop of the main case which remains the property issue by both the parties. Several cases like threatening, criminal intimidation, forced trespassing or burglary are slammed on each other between both the parties.”
He further added that, “with a rapid expansion and development of Silchar, real estate and property has become very lucrative business. The huge amount of money involved has lured anti-social elements to overtake the business and hence property dispute are common crime these days.”
According to current NCRB reports, Assam has registered a total of 15,599 registered cases of property disputes out of which 33 percent is alone registered in Cachar with a high number from Silchar.
Another interesting fact is that kidnapping cases which are mostly cases of eloping has a national average of 5.41 percent while the Assam state average is 15.39 percent as recorded by the NCRB. Out of the 4,801 cases of kidnapping reported a high number of cases are from Barak Valley and that of Cachar. Cases of eloping which are registered as cases of kidnappings by the parent have also seen a rise recently.
On the issue of eloping, Officer in-charge Chakraborty commented, “most of the kidnapping cases registered turns out to be of eloping. Teenagers are very volatile due to their fluctuating and immature nature. They take such steps that mostly end them up in troubled waters. Teenagers face a lot of hardship and opposition from the parents and society that ultimately hampers their domestic lives. In my career I have seen many cases where the girls face tremendous hardship and ultimately take drastic steps like committing suicide. It is sad that they don’t think practically and end up in trouble.”
“The biggest need of the hour is to have NGOs which can raise awareness amongst such youth and counsel them, raise awareness and explain them about the dangers and risks involved before its too late.” Chakraborty added.
16 Aug 2017 - 12:48pm | AT New Delhi
In a major setback for Assam Chief Minister Sarbanabda Sonowal, the BJP leadership is believed to have been unhappy with the performance of several cabinet ministers who are asked to be replaced.
Top BJP leaders told Assam Times that party president Amit Shah has sent the new list of ministers to Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggesting immediate replacement of a few current cabinet ministers alleging non performance.
Shah, who has scanned the recently submitted list, has invited Sonowal to New Delhi immediately on Wednesday itself to finalize the new list of ministers and the portfolios. A few of the ministers is said to be the close aides of Sonowal who would have to he removed in a day or two.
Reports from Guwahati confirmed that Sonowal is leaving for the capital city to discuss the issue with Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday evening or Thursdaymorning.
Assam Times, in its earlier stories gave hint of thr replacement of as many as six ministers and entry of ten new faces who ate said to have been enjoying a clean inage.
7 Mar 2015 - 8:31pm | Hantigiri Narzary
Joraidao Joraidao, a CD of romantic Bodo audio songs was released at a function held at Kokrajhar Press Club today in the presence of song and music lovers in Kokrajhar. It was released by noted Bodo singer and general secretary of Dularai Bodo Harimu Afad. The audio CD was produced by Shatrajit production, Kokrajhar.
28 Oct 2013 - 10:27pm | Dr M Firoz Ahmed
A two-day orientation workshop was organised at Pabitora Wildlife Sanctuary (WLS) for tourist guides under the aegis of Guwahati Wildlife Division in association with Aaranyak and Jeep Safari Association, Pabitora on October 26-27 last.
Setting workshop in motion, the DFO of Guwahati Wildlife Division D D Gogoi mentioned about the important role Jeep Safari Association could play in uplifting the image of the wildlife sanctuary so that it receives more visitors. He also spoke on rhino conservation efforts in Assam with special reference to Pabitora WLS which has the highest density of one-horned rhinoceros on the globe.
Dr Bibhab Talukdar, secretary general of Aaranyak briefed the participants on the importance of conservation of wildlife besides giving tips on bird watching given that Pabitora WLS is known to receive a large number of winged visitors every winter during a bird watching and filed visit to Tamuli Dova within the wildlife protection area.
Additional Superintendent of Police of Marigaon district, Hemanta Das sensitised the participants of the workshop about the importance of ensuring safety and security of tourists to the Pabitora WLS to make it a most sought after destination. He said the tourist guides and Jeep Safari Association members could play a very important role in helping law enforcing agencies in this regard.
Circle Officer of Bhakatgaon Circle under Marigaon district, Dhiraj Saud explained about the importance of promoting tourism to build up the vital public support for conservation of wildlife.
Chairman of Assam Elephant Foundation Kaushik Barua gave an outline on how to keep tourist interested in visiting Pabitora Wildlife Sanctuary
About 40 participants attended the meeting. Certificates were given to the participants while Aaranyak donated six bird identification guides and six Amphibian and Reptile identification guide to be used by forest officials of Pabitora WLS and the Jeep Safari Association, Pabitora.