The Guwahati Police has announced a reward of Rs 2 lakh for individuals to obtain information, which might lead to the arrest of the murderers of businessman Ranjit Bora.
Taking to Twitter, the Guwahati Police wrote “Guwahati Police announces a ₹ 2 lakh reward for information that can lead to the arrest of the murderers of Ranjit Bora, who was shot dead on November 21 at Panjabari. Information can be shared on WhatsApp 6026901247 The informant’s identify will be kept secret.”
Guwahati Police announces a ₹ 2 lakh reward for information that can lead to the arrest of the murderers of Ranjit Bora, who was shot dead on November 21 at Panjabari.
Information can be shared on WhatsApp 6026901247
The informant’s identify will be kept secret.
— Guwahati Police (@GuwahatiPol) November 23, 2022
It is worth noting that Bora was shot dead on November 21 by two motorcycle-borne assailants. They fled the scene with over Rs 2 lakh cash that Bora was carrying for depositing in a bank. The gunmen shot him in the neck in Panjabari area of the city.
The deceased was a distributor of the West Assam Milk Producers’ Co-operative Union Limited.
Hours after the murder, both the Guwahati Police and Assam Chief Minister – Himanta Biswa Sarma, who also oversees the Home Affairs portfolio, claimed that the investigators gathered “some leads” and the culprits would be held soon.
Countering the allegation of the absence of CCTV in the area, Sarma had also claimed that the entire crime was recorded in CCTVs of the locality.
“The problem is that the two attackers were wearing helmets and their bike did not have any number plate. Under smart policing, all the traffic points have been equipped with CCTVs and more areas will be covered soon,” he had added.
Sarma refuted the claim that there were no CCTVs in the neighbourhood by informing that the entire crime was recorded in CCTVs of the locality.
The issue is that both of the assailants were donning helmets, and their bike lacked a number plate. All traffic points have CCTVs as part of smart policing, and other areas will soon be monitored.
Condemning the incident, the opposition parties, including the Congress and the Trinamool Congress (TMC), had alleged that the killing proved the falsity of the state government’s assertions that law and order were upheld in the northeastern state.
Crimes were on the rise in every part of the state, they alleged.