Guwahati: On the occasion of the 75th Independence Day of the Nation, the Government of Assam is conferring the Chief Minister’s Police Medal on six officers and personnel of Assam Police posthumously and Chief Minister’s Outstanding Service Medal to five officers and personnel of Assam Police.
It may be noted that in recognition of the service provided by the police personnel who lost their lives in the border skirmishes along the Assam-Mizoram border recently, the Government of Assam has announced the names for Chief Minister’s Special Service Medal in a crisis situation. They are:
- Late SI (AB) Swapan Kumar Roy, 21st AP (IR) Battalion, Katlicherra, Hailakandi
- Late Havildar Shyam Sundar Dusad, 6th APBn Kathal, Cachar
- Late Constable (A)-114 Samsuzzaman Barbhuiya, 21st AP (IR), Battalion, Katlicherra, Hailakandi
- Late Constable AB 485 Liton Suklabaidya, Cachar, DEF
- Late Constable Mazrul Hoque Barbhuiya, Cachar DEF and
- Late Constable 911 Nazrul Hussain, 6th A.P. Battalion, Kathal, Cachar
On the other hand, officers and personnel adjudged for the Chief Minister’s Outstanding Service Medal are:
- Nimbalkar Vaibhav Chandrakanta, IPS, Inspector (UB) Police Commissioner’s Office
- Mukul Kakoti, Inspector (UB) Police Commissioner’s Office, Guwahati
- Satyen Singh Hazari, Inspector (UB), Biswanath District
- Mwblik Brahma, SI (UB) O/C Khatkhati Police Station, Karbi Anglong DEF
- Borsingh Bey, Constable, Karbi Anglong
Security forces of Assam-Mizoram fatally clashed on July 26 on the inter-state border resulting in the death of six policemen and one civilian.
The border dispute is going on for decades but the clash flared up on July 26 over an alleged construction by Mizoram in the disputed 198-square-mile stretch on the inter-state border – Lailapur in Cachar district of southern Assam and Vairengte in Kolasib district of northern Mizoram.
Over 60 people, security personnel and locals, sustained severe injuries as the police forces of both States clashed at Lailapur in Cachar district.
Chandrakanta, who was then the Cachar Superintendent of Police, received bullet injuries in the violent border clashes and is currently undergoing treatment in Maharashtra.
On the other hand, Bey, who was then posted as a home guard, had refused a huge bribe amount from drug dealers and helped recover drugs worth Rs 12 crore in Karbi Anglong. He was later appointed as a constable in Assam Police for his exemplary role in the recovery of contraband.