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390 Held In Assam Since May 2021 For Links With Anti-national, Extremist Activities: Cm | Guwahati News – Times of India

GUWAHATI: A total of 390 people were arrested for association or linkage with anti-national or extremist activities in the state since the present state government took over in May 2021, Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma told the assembly on the first day of the autumn session on Monday.
Replying to a question raised by Congress MLA Abdur Rashid Mandal, the CM informed the assembly that the highest number of such arrests were made in Kokrajhar district of lower Assam where 52 people were held on charges of alleged association or link with anti-national or extremist activities during the said period. Udalguri comes next with 43 such cases, Dima Hasao (40), Barpeta (38), Tinsukia (30 and Baksa (29).
It is pertinent to mention that several modules of Bangladesh-based radical group Ansarullah Bangla Team, a chapter of AQIS, were busted in the state in the last two years while several persons were arrested for their alleged involvement with Popular Front of India (PFI) and Campus Front of India (CFI) in the state.
The CM, while replying to another question of the legislator, said 434 people were arrested on charges of their involvement in women trafficking and 146 women and 1342 children were rescued from traffickers’ rackets till date after the present government took over in May, 2021.
On the other hand, replying to a question raised by All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) MLA Aminul Islam, the chief minister told the assembly that 639 rape cases took place in the state from January 1 to August 30 this year. As per the record, 44 rape incidents were reported in Barpeta, 33 each in Dibrugarh and Karimganj and 31 in Bongaingaon. No rape case was reported in Baksa district.
On the other hand, 643 murder cases took place in the state in the first eight months of the year, where personal grudge and domestic violence have been found to be the prime reasons. Heated arguments, extramarital affairs, personal enmity, land dispute and family conflict are the other reasons behind the cases.
Forty murder cases were reported in Tinsukia district of upper Assam, which is the highest in the state, 38 each in Kamrup (Metro) and Kamrup district followed by 37 in Nagaon and 31 in Dibrugarh in the first eight months of the year.

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