Burmese supari syndicate: Three extra arrested in Silchar
SILCHAR: After an extended lull, Cachar police as soon as once more swung into motion as they arrested three individuals allegedly concerned within the Burmese supari (betel nut) syndicate. Those that had been arrested included Subrata Paul who was absconding for the previous couple of months simply after ‘Operation Allout’ in opposition to numerous syndicates working in Barak Valley. Police had additional arrested Nitu Banik, supervisor of ‘supari mafia’ Altaf Hussain Mazumder and one other betel nut dealer Jakir Hussain Laskar from Dholai. They’d been despatched to judicial custody by an area courtroom on Saturday night.
Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma in January final ordered an enormous operation in opposition to numerous syndicates working in Barak Valley. Police had arrested various merchants allegedly concerned in smuggling of Burmese supari from Myanmar through Mizoram. Subrata Paul was absconding since then. On Saturday police arrested him from his residence in Silchar city.
Curiously amid renewed operation, smuggling of Burmese supari continued in full swing. Studies mentioned, after the examine gate of Lailapur in Assam bordering Mizoram was shut down, vans loaded with smuggled betel nuts began to enter Cachar. On Saturday night time Cachar police seized one such truck and confiscated 100 luggage of Burmese supari. Police arrested two drivers of the truck. They had been recognized as Shraban Kumar and Kishan Kumar hailing from Rajasthan.
99 luggage of suspected Burmese supari seized at Guwahati Railway Station