Assam Police launch massive operation against child marriage, arrest 1800 people so far
Guwahati: Following the directives of Assam Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma, state police launched a massive crackdown against child marriage and arrested over 1800 people who are involved with the incident.
According to police, Morigaon district on Thursday night arrested 20 persons who were marrying girls below 18 years.
Similarly, Majuli district police on Thursday night apprehended six persons involved in child marriage.
On the other hand, Dhubri district police have arrested at least 100 persons for their alleged involvement in child marriage since Thursday night.
Guwahati city police have arrested 53 persons, Biswanath police arrested 131 persons, Barpeta police arrested 73 persons.
Assam Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday said state wide arrests are presently underway against those violating provisions of Prohibhiton of Child Marriage Act .
"Over 1800 persons have been arrested so far. I have asked Assam Police to act with a spirit of zero tolerance against the unpardonable and heinous crime on women," Himanta Biswa Sarma said.
The Assam Chief Minister on Thursday night chaired a video-conference meeting with senior officials of the police department, including Superintendents of Police of all districts, regarding the police actions that would be launched state-wide from today onwards against the practice of child marriages in the state.
(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)