Dhubri, Jan. 1: The Agomoni and Sapatgram police outposts were upgraded into full-fledged police stations today. Local residents had been calling for better policing of these areas for a long time.
The new police stations have been carved out of two police stations, which have a very high rate of crime and insurgency being reported.
Golokganj police station in Dhubri subdivision, which lies near the Indo-Bangla border, has been divided to form Agomoni police station. While Sapatgram’s area has been cut out of Bilasipara police station, which lies near the BTAD border of Bilasipara subdivision.
Now, Chagolia police outpost will fall under Agomoni police station and Raniganj police outpost will work under Sapatgram police station.
The officer-in-charge of Golokganj Police Station, Rustam Brahma, said: “Agomoni police station will cover 44 villages, which were carved out of Golokganj police station. Chagolia outpost that is on the Assam-Bengal inter-state border will come under it. Chagolia is an important outpost to check trans-border crimes and smuggling.”
Social worker Anup Das of Halakura, under Agomoni police station, welcomed the move and said the move fulfilled a long pending demand of the people residing in this vast area. “From today, people of this area won’t need to go to Golokganj to lodge an FIR. This move is a great help to the people,” he said.
Dhubri additional superintendent of police Prasanta Dutta said according to the notification by the government, Agomoni and Sapatgram had started functioning as police stations from today. “This upgrade will help maintain law and order and reduce the workload at Bilasipara and Golokganj police stations.”
The number of police personnel will be increased and infrastructure improved, Dutta said.