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Assam Police DSP Jatin Das held for connections with “criminal syndicates”

A senior Assam police official has been allegedly found involved in a criminal syndicate and has been held in the Dhubri police station in western Assam on Monday.

Deputy Superintendent of Police in Dhubri, Jatin Das‘s alleged involvement came to light after Dhubri police recovered unaccounted cash from two locations.

The raids on criminal syndicates were conducted by the newly appointed Superintendent of Police Gaurav Abhijit Dilip who had replaced Anand Mishra recently.

Unaccounted cash worth Rs 4.21 lakh was recovered from the residence of one named Rafikul Pramanik alias Opu and another Rs 56 thousand have been recovered from Jatin Das’s residence.

Pramanik has also been arrested in this connection.

“We have found various criminal links with which Das and Pramanik were involved, ” SP Dilip said.

A case (881/21) in Dhubri Police Station case under section 120B and 409 of Indian Panel Code and Section 7a /12 of the Prevention of Corruption Act has also been registered.

According to police sources, Das was allegedly found involved in various illegal criminal syndicates that deal in cross-border trade.

Dhubri, the westernmost district of Assam shares a porous riverine border with neighbouring Bangladesh.

It is one of the most prone districts to cattle smuggling and drugs like Yaba and unprescribed sedatives.

The duo will be presented to the Chief Judicial Magistrate and the police will ask for police custody for further questioning, sources said.

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