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Assam legislator, Gopinath Das booked for rape

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By NewsGram staff writer

Guwahati: Assam’s legislator Gopinath Das, has been booked for rape following a complaint from a domestic help, police said on Monday.

Das, who represents Boko constituency, is from the All India United Democratic Front led by Moulana Badaruddin Ajmal.

Police said the minor girl and her family lodged a complaint against Das on Sunday night, alleging she was raped by Das in his vehicle a few days back.

“The girl’s father said she was confined to a house since then. It was only after she escaped that her family came to know about the incident. An FIR was then registered against Das in Kamrup,” a police officer said.

Kamrup Superintendent of Police Indrani Baruah said a case against Das was registered under section 343 of the Indian Penal Code and section 4 and 8 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.

“We are investigating,” she said.

Das denied the charge and said it was an attempt to mar his political career ahead of assembly elections early next year.

“The girl has been working at my Guwahati residence since June 28. She went missing along with some clothes and money on Saturday night. I was informed by my family… Next day, I registered a missing person complaint. Meanwhile, I came to know that the girl’s family had filed a rape complaint against me,” Das said.

(with inputs from IANS)

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First CNG station Opened in Dibrugarh, Assam

Assam CM launches state's first CNG station in Dibrugarh

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Assam's CM inaugurated the first-ever CNG fuelling station of the state in Dibrugarh. WikiMedia Commons

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday inaugurated the first-ever CNG fuelling station of the state in Dibrugarh.

Sonowal said that to make Assam free from air pollution and to promote the use of clean and green fuel, State government is preparing a roadmap for setting up CNG fuelling station in all districts of the state.

He also said that since vehicular emissions take a toll on the health of the people, the State government is working sincerely to promote the use of compressed natural gas in the state.

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Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurates first CNG pump. WikiMedia Commons

“Making a pollution-free state is one of the primary objectives of the government and therefore, the government, has been taking series of steps to make Assam free from the scourge of pollution and its manifestations,” he said.

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“With the use of CNG, every citizen can contribute to a pollution-free environment for the future generation of the state”, Sonowal added. (IANS)

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