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Family fails to get tickets for elephant safari, SP picks up forest official at Kaziranga National Park

First Published: 22nd December, 2023 13:41 IST

On the orders of Golaghat SP Rajen Sinha, Tarun Gogoi a forest official at Kaziranga National Park, was picked up at 12 midnight and brought to the Kohoro Police Station

Superintendent of Police (SP) of Golaghat district in Assam, Rajen Sinha, has been accused of misusing his power. SP Sinha allegedly got Tarun Gogoi, forest official at Kaziranga National Park, picked up at midnight and harassed him till 4 AM in the morning because Gogoi could not get tickets for SP Sinha’s family who wanted to go for elephant safari in the National Park.

The incident took place on Thursday.

As per inputs, the family of SP Rajen Sinha had gone to visit the Kaziranga National Park on Thursday.

They wanted to go for the elephant safari and had requested forest official Gogoi for the tickets. However, Tarun Gogoi could not procure the tickets for the SP’s family allegedly because of excessive rush for the safari.

Angered by this and considering it an insult, the SP picked up Gogoi from his house in the middle of the night and brought him to the Kohora police station.

Gogoi alleged that he was mentally harassed till around 4 in the morning. He also claimed that SP Sinha used slangs and abusive language and threatened him.

Upon receiving the information, many officers including Forest Officer and SDPO rushed to the police station and brought Tarun Gogoi back.

The alleged high-handedness by a top police officer has created a stir among the people.

Taking to X, Assam Chief Minister said, “I spoke to the Director General of Police, Assam Sri @gpsinghips regarding the incident involving the Superintendent of Police, Golaghat. We do not endorse arrogance, and it is important for public servants to remain humble in their thoughts and actions.”

Meanwhile, Assam DGP GP Singh today took to X and said, ” I’ve been made aware of the last evenings undue detention of Sri Tarun Gogoi of @assamforest by @GolaghatPolice I have spoken with Sri Gogoi and conveyed my regret as @DGPAssamPolice SP Golaghat has also been suitably advised. Our aim remains courteous behaviour with fellow citizens. I have also conveyed my sincere apologies to the Hon CM Assam for anguish caused to him and the Government. Apologies to people of Assam with a commitment to improve further.”

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