Assam Police: News

18 Mar 2024


Assam cop arrested for raping 15-year-old domestic help

A senior police official in Assam was arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a minor who was employed as a domestic help in his home.

08 Nov 2023

Hate Speech

Assam Congress MLA arrested for derogatory remarks against Hindus priests

The Assam Police has arrested Congress MLA Aftabuddin Mollah on accusations of making offensive comments about priests, namgharias, and holy persons.

16 May 2023


Assam Police announces plan to get rid of unfit cops

Assam's Director General of Police GP Singh on Tuesday said a fitness survey of all the state police personnel would be conducted, and those found "unfit" would be asked to take voluntary retirement.

23 Feb 2023

Pawan Khera

Assam Police arrest Pawan Khera soon after getting deplaned

Congress leader Pawan Khera was arrested on Thursday by the Assam Police at the Delhi airport for allegedly making disparaging remarks about Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his father during a press conference earlier this week.

15 Feb 2023


Assam: Crackdown on child marriages triggers tough questions from HC

The current crackdown on child marriages in Assam has triggered piercing queries from the Gauhati High Court, which has called into question the application of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses (POCSO) Act in child marriage cases.

03 Feb 2023


Assam: Over 1,800 arrested under Child Marriage Act

In what can be described as a significant crackdown against child marriage cases in Assam by the state government, the police arrested more than 1,800 offenders on Friday.

22 Nov 2022


6 dead in alleged timber smuggling violence at Assam-Meghalaya border

Six people, including a forest guard, lost their lives in violence at the Assam-Meghalaya border after cops stopped a truck allegedly smuggling timber in the wee hours of Tuesday.

16 Sep 2022


Assam: Hindu man found hanging; family alleges forced conversion, murder

Tensions flared in Lakhimpur district of Assam after a Hindu youth (23) was found hanging from a tree in a tea garden, reported The Sentinel Assam.

20 Jun 2022


Assam floods: 11, including 2 cops, killed in 24 hours

The devastating Assam floods worsened on Sunday, with the deluge killing 11 more people, including three children and two cops, bringing the total toll to 73.

22 May 2022


Assam: After mob torches police station, homes of accused demolished

Bulldozers demolished the homes of "those who were involved in setting fire to the police station," police officers said, a day after a mob of 40 people set fire to a police station in Assam's Nagaon district over an alleged custodial death case of a local resident.

04 May 2022


Jignesh Mevani threatens 'Gujarat bandh' on June 1: Details here

Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani has threatened to call for a statewide strike on June 1 if the BJP-led state government doesn't meet his demands.

25 Apr 2022

Narendra Modi

Assam: Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani rearrested right after getting bail

Independent Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani was rearrested on Monday right after he was granted bail by a court in Assam's Kokrajhar in a case related to his tweet against PM Narendra Modi.

21 Apr 2022


Assam Police arrests Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani: Details here

Gujarat MLA and Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani was arrested by the Assam Police from the Palanpur Circuit House in Gujarat on Wednesday night.

18 Oct 2021


Assam Police issues alert over ISI, Al Qaeda terror plots

The Assam Police has issued a high alert in the state after receiving intelligence inputs of terror plots in the state and other places in the country by Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and Al Qaeda.

12 Oct 2021


Pro-Taliban online posts: 13 people arrested under UAPA granted bail

Thirteen people out of the 15 arrested under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) in Assam over pro-Taliban posts on social media have been granted bail by local courts.

24 Sep 2021

Narendra Modi

Assam: Heavy security in Dholpur after 2 killed during eviction

The situation remained tense at the Dholpur Gorukhuti area in Assam's Darrang district, where a police firing killed two people on Thursday.

28 Aug 2021


Assam Police may have instigated mob attack: Meghalaya DSP

Meghalaya's Deputy Superintendent of Police Firoz Rahman, who was severely injured in a mob attack at the state's border with Assam, alleged on Saturday the Assam Police that was "battle-ready" sensing trouble in the area did not help him when he was assaulted, which may have been the result of instigation by some of its personnel.

23 Aug 2021


Theft case: Mizoram will not file lawsuit against Assam cops

Mizoram police will not initiate legal proceedings against their Assam counterparts in a case of alleged theft of construction material, a senior official said on Monday, a day after the things were handed back.

11 Aug 2021


Assam: Dacoit killed in police encounter; toll rises to 17

A dacoit was killed in a police encounter when he attempted to escape from custody in Assam's Darrang district on Wednesday, a senior officer said.

31 Jul 2021


Assam-Mizoram border dispute: Both states' officials, including Assam CM, booked

The Assam-Mizoram border dispute is worsening by the day and the issue has taken a new turn as both states have now booked each other's top officials.

30 Jul 2021


Assam issues advisory against traveling to Mizoram citing safety threat

Issuing a first-of-its-kind travel advisory, the Assam government has asked the people of the state not to travel to the neighboring state, Mizoram, saying there is a "threat to personal safety."

19 Jul 2021


'Cash-for-marks' scam in Assam board exams unearthed

The Assam Police has unearthed a scam of awarding higher marks in Class X and XII state board examinations in lieu of money and arrested two persons in this connection from Kamrup district on Sunday.

18 Sep 2019


Assam: Cops torture and strip three sisters, one suffers miscarriage

In Assam, cops put their humanity aside and unleashed their barbaric nature on three sisters, to such an extent that one of them suffered a miscarriage.

26 Jun 2019


Samant Goel, key-planner of Balakot operation, appointed R&AW chief

The two most prominent spy agencies of India - Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW) and Intelligence Bureau (IB), got new chiefs on Wednesday.

02 Jun 2019


NRC row: Was retired soldier declared 'foreigner' due to mix-up?

A few days ago, a retired soldier was declared a 'foreigner' by the Foreigners' Tribunal (FT). The peculiar case sparked a debate on fairness in the NRC process.

30 May 2019


NRC row: Retired soldier declared 'foreigner', SC rebukes officials

The National Register of Citizens (NRC) has caused a lot of confusion in North-eastern states. And for a retired soldier of the Indian Army, it created sadness, more than anything else.

16 Nov 2018


Assam: Security beefed up as organizations protest Citizenship Bill

Prohibitory orders were clamped in three police districts of Guwahati and security beefed up in view of the Assam Secretariat gherao program called by several organizations today against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016.

02 Nov 2018

West Bengal

Assam: 5 Bengali-speaking workers murdered, ULFA(I) denies involvement

United Liberation Front of Asom (Independent) has claimed it wasn't involved in the murder of five Bengali-speaking daily wage workers in Assam's Tinsukia district.

28 Jul 2018


SRK lauds Assam Police for using his pose for road-safety

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has appreciated the use of his signature romantic pose of outstretched arms by the Assam Police to create traffic awareness in the state.

25 Jul 2018


Assam Police averts suicide by a girl, thanks to Facebook!

A girl in Assam, who had posted on Facebook that she was going to commit suicide, was saved by the Assam Police in the nick of time after the social media giant's US-based headquarters alerted them.

25 Feb 2018


Now, a case against Papon in Guwahati for kissing minor

Singer Papon has been on the receiving end ever since his video of kissing a minor girl surfaced online.

25 Jul 2017


Assam: Terrorist killed in joint operation by army, police

In a joint operation by the Indian Army and Assam Police, a terrorist was killed in the state's Kokrajhar district.

07 May 2017


Public Health v/s Animal Rights: India's stray dog dilemma

Reports in recent times have focused on the stray-dog menace in Indian cities.