Sonowal announces ex-gratia of Rs. 5 lakh to kin of Raben Das

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Published: October 19,2020 07:54 AM
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October 19, 2020: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday condoled the death of  constable Roben Das of 26th AP IR B, who died following drowning.

October 19, 2020: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday condoled the death of  constable Roben Das of 26th AP IR B, who died following drowning while he along other police personnel were on an operation to nab the cow smugglers along Indo-Bangla border at Mankachar Police Station area in South Salmara district. He also expressed his empathy with the bereaved family members. 



Expressing his condolence over the death of the constable, Chief Minister Sonowal asked Industry and commerce Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary to visit the death constable’s house at Hatinapur in Barpeta district and empathise with the members of the bereaved family. He also announced an ex-gratia of Rs. 5 lakh to the next of the kin of the deceased. Sonowal also directed the district and police administration to show adequate honour to the deceased.



Following an information, 17 police personnel  laid an ambush at Char Kokurmora under Mankachar  Police Station near Indo-Bangladesh international border to apprehend cattle smugglers on Saturday night. At about 1.45 am, a group of cattle smugglers were noticed on the bank of a pond. However, when four police personnel followed the smugglers’ gang to apprehend  them, Roben Das slipped into the pond. Immediately a joint search exercise was carried out and body of the constable was recovered from the pond and immediately rushed to Ghajarikandi PHC. However, the doctor on duty declared him brought  dead.