Army admits their fault in armed robbery issue in Assam

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Indian Army

By- Staff Reporter | Date- December 29, 2011

The Indian Army has accepted responsibility of the incident in Jorhat that occurred on the night of 21 Dec 2011. In a press release sent to Times of Assam by Cololnel Subramanian C of the Indian Army, it has been stated that the Army carried out Intelligence based operation in Jorhat on that night. However the operation did not go as per norms and as such as the Army has initiated an internal inquiry to pin point responsibility. It has also been stated that the Jorhat police are in close coordination with Army authorities in Jorhat and Dimapur and that all assistance is being provided to facilitate the police inquiry.

As reported yesterday in Indian Army Jawans involved in armed robbery – Assam Police, a heavily armed army group, including a lady officer of Captain Rank is reported to have carried out a robbery at the house of Poona Gogoi of in Jorhat town. Jorhat Superintendent of Police(SP), Sanjukta Parashar(IPS) herself had confirmed to the media that they have clear evidence of the involvement of army personnel of intelligence and surveillance unit of the army’s 3 Corps headquarters in the robbery.

SP Sanjukta Parashar also contacted the 3 Corps authorities regarding this and is reported to have worked hard to get to the root of the issue daring the Army. It is being reported that the initiative by the SP has been much appreciated by locals even as anger against the Army involved in an armed robbery continues in the public. It is to be mentioned that SP Sanjukta Parashar(IPS) was first posted in Rangia as a SDPO, then as ad Additional Superintendent of Police(ASP) to Nalbari, where she acclaimed much reputation for being able to control militancy.

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