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Crackdown on dalals in Assam: unauthorised petitioners arrest

The Assam government under Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma is carrying on with its crackdown against corruption. After a crackdown on land brokers, now the authorities are carrying on a

The Assam government under Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma is carrying on with its crackdown against corruption.

After a crackdown on land brokers, now the authorities are carrying on a tirade against illegal petitioners who file unauthorised petitions, frame FIRs outside police stations in lieu of money.

With this intention, authorities zeroed in on persons who have filed such illegal petitions across Assam and have arrested a total of 242 persons since yesterday.

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All arrested persons have been charged with filing illegal petitions outside the purview of police stations.

Reportedly, many of the arrested persons are police personnel.

It is to be noted that Chief Minister Sarma had announced that he would adopt a zero-tolerance policy against all forms of corruption in the state.

Recently the Assam CM had called upon a crackdown on persons who are filing illegal petitions.

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First Published: 16th January, 2022 13:42 IST

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