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Policemen demand pay parity

Kokrajhar, Nov. 26: The Assam Special Police Officer Welfare Society has demanded equal treatment of all officers engaged in various duties across the state.

Talking to reporters here, the society’s secretary, Debakanta Sarma, alleged that the special police officers deployed in the BTAD to counter the recent riots were a discriminated lot as they were being given very low salaries.

Sarma said these officers were not being treated on a par with those deployed in Dima Hasao and other regions as the latter are being paid Rs 8,500 per month, while the former get only Rs 4,500 per month. “We (special police officers) have been exploited by the government, creating resentment among the personnel.”

The officers used old .303 rifles, he said, adding that they would launch an agitation if the government failed to fulfil their demands.

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