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Assam: Dhubri’s assistant enforcement inspector Ariful Islam arrested by CID on corruption charges

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Ariful Islam, who was serving as an Assistant enforcement Inspector at the Dhubri district transport office for many years has been arrested by the CID of Assam police on corruption charges.

A few days back, Dhubri DSP (Border) Jatin Chandra Das was also arrested with a smuggler, Rafikul Paramanik.

Also read: Assam-Nagaland Chief Secretaries meet, agree to withdraw forces from the inter-state border; Assam CM Himanta calls it “a historic step”

Interrogation with CID

According to some sources, Islam was called as part of an investigation on Thursday by the CID and after hours-long interrogation, he was finally been arrested.

He was produced before the competent court in Guwahati and was sent to judicial custody on Friday.

Sources said, “The CID initiated an inquiry against illegal trades like cattle smuggling, drugs, sand and stone syndicate through the inter-state and international border in Dhubri district.”

Dhubri’s fight against Drugs

Ariful islam

The Dhubri Police in mid-May seized a total of 122 overloaded dumpers from Chagilia across the inter-state border with West Bengal.

After finding anomalies during an investigation, the Dhubri Police filed a complaint against the officers, who were responsible for checking the trucks.

The arrest of Dhubri’s DSP(border) Jatin Ch. Das

Dhubri DSP (border) Jatin Ch. Das was arrested by Dhubri Police on May 31, 2021, after finding his involvement in the case.

Dhubri Police launched raids in several places of the district based on specific information about the alleged nexus of the accused police officer, Jatin Ch Das with cattle and drugs smugglers and eventually, arrested him along with one of his collection agents.

Charges against Ariful Islam

A case, bearing No 881/2021 under the Prevention of Corruption Act, has been registered with the Dhubri police station against the official.

District transport department sources said, “Ariful Islam recently donated his one month’s salary to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund and was in Guwahati on medical leave.”

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