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2 held in Chirang

Kokrajhar: Security forces apprehended two youths who were allegedly involved in arms dealing from Basugaon area in Chirang district on Sunday morning.

Based on an inputs about movement of youths,security forces belonging to Assam police and 15 Garhwal Riffles of Indian Army, have carried out a search operation along the Basugaon area in

Chirang police apprehended the  two youths who were moving towards Basugaon town.

The arrested duo were identified as Parman Ali and Mafizul Islam of Mozabari under Sidli Police Station in Chirang district.

A country made pistol, five rounds of  live ammunitions and cash Rs.55,000/- were  recovered from their possession.

Parman is a known criminal and was earlier arrested in connection with kidnapped case in the area.

The arrested persons got the arms from a person at Ranchaidham area and were bringing them to Basugaon to sell.

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24 Mar 2015 - 8:54pm | AT News

Six ethnic communities are up in arms against the Centre and state government after their demand for ST status was turned down citing lack of required criteria.

The All Assam Tai Ahom Students Union threatens to launch a massive agitation in Delhi and Dispur alleging that the government has failed to keep its promises.

Talking to Assam Times in Dispur on Tuesday, AATASU leaders said that they are fully prepared to face eventuality if the Ahoms do not get ST status.  

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