GUWAHATI: In a major breakthrough, Assam Police have arrested at least 453 persons for allegedly being indulged in unlawful activities involving land sale/purchase/holding.
The teams of Assam Police have arrested the alleged land brokers from various parts of the state late yesterday night.
According to sources, 22 persons were arrested in Guwahati, followed by Morigaon (27), Dibrugarh (18), Nagaon (16), Nalbari (25), Dhubri (30), and from other districts.
Taking to Twitter Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma wrote, "453 land brokers picked up so far in continuing raids by in our concerted pledge to endclass="css-901oao css-16my406 r-poiln3 r-bcqeeo r-qvutc0">. This notorious practice of brokers/dalals in revenue offices harassing commoners must end. Our fight against nefarious activities will go on relentlessly."
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Meanwhile, the Special DGP of Assam GP Singh also took to the microblogging site Twitter and wrote, "In line with directions of the Hon the teams of have arrested more than 450 persons last night indulging in unlawful activities involving land sale/purchase/holding."
GP Singh further said the action shall continue. "We strive to identify the black sheep amongst Government personnel involved along with ascertaining unlawful backward and forward linkages of the persons arrested and take further action thereafter," he added
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