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Drug peddler held in Barpeta

BRIEFS: Sixteen containers with 18.69 grams heroin and 43 packets containing 200 WY tablets was recovered
Guwahati police commissioner said the arrest was made following the interrogation of four persons arrested in the city on Saturday with psychotropic substances.
Guwahati police commissioner said the arrest was made following the interrogation of four persons arrested in the city on Saturday with psychotropic substances.
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The Telegraph   |   Agartala   |   Published 15.03.20, 09:38 PM

A suspected drug peddler, Imran Hussain, 25, was arrested from lower Assam’s Barpeta district on Sunday. Sixteen containers with 18.69 grams heroin and 43 packets containing 200 WY (World is Yours) tablets was recovered from Hussain. Guwahati police commissioner Munna Prasad Gupta said the arrest was made following the interrogation of four persons arrested in the city on Saturday with psychotropic substances.

NIA summons

Cinnamara Jatiya Bidyalay principal Dibyajoti Sarmah has been summoned by NIA for questioning at its Guwahati office on Monday in connection with a case registered on December 14, 2019. Sarmah, who is reportedly associated with the KMSS, was arrested along with its leader Akhil Gogoi, on December 12 in Jorhat. Sarmah received the NIA letter on Saturday.

Mishap kills two

Two persons were killed when a taxi met with an accident at Khawkawn near Ngopa village in Mizoram’s Saitual district on Sunday, sources said. The victims have been identified as K. Lalrinawma and Thangsiama, the driver.

Drugs seized

BSF troops seized drugs and contraband items, valued at Rs 19.34 lakh, in three different incidents along the Indo-Bangladesh border in Tripura, on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday.

Properties gutted in Hojai

Properties worth Rs 35 lakh were reduced to ashes as a devastating fire that engulfed four shops at Garam Bazar in Kenduguri in Hojai on Sunday wee hours. Locals suspected that a short circuit caused the fire. Fire tenders reached the spot and doused the flames.

Deer killed

A deer was killed by some unidentified poachers at Bandarguri village in Udalguri district around 10am on Sunday. Police and forest officials rushed to the village, recovered the deer’s carcass and sent it for post-mortem. “We have started an investigation to nab the culprits,” an official said.

NGO plea to Deb

President of NGO Purvaudaya Alka Sinha met Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Sunday and urged the government to take the initiative for recognition of former Tripura kings by Visva Bharati University.

Demise

Social worker Sankarlal Nai passed away at his residence here on Sunday. He was 74.

Bulldozer damaged

A bulldozer on Sunday caught fire at Dudhnoi Uportola. The incident occurred when its driver was having lunch at a nearby place.

Cricket pavilion

Assam Cricket Association president Romen Dutta on Sunday laid the foundation stone of the Furkating Sports Association’s cricket pavilion at Furkating in Golaghat district.

Paddlers’ feat

Paddlers added two more silver medals to The Telegraph’s tally in table tennis tournament of the 11th Topcem Media Sports Festival, organised by the Assam Sports Journalists Association, at ABITA Indoor Stadium here on Sunday.

Rollball league

The logo and theme song for the Rollball Super League of Assam Rollball Association was launched ceremonially at RG Baruah Sports Complex here on Sunday.

Child marriage

The District Legal Service Authority (DLSA), in collaboration with Hojai police and Childline Protection has launched crusade against child marriage.

Acting on specific information, the DLSA in assistance with Childline and Akashiganga police outpost stopped a child marriage at Daboka Budhigaon under Hojai district on Sunday.

The girl has been handed over to Childline for counselling.



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