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Army comes to rescue of helpless citizens

Army comes to rescue  of helpless  citizens
Army personnel helping stranded passengers.
Kohima, Dec 12 | Publish Date: 12/12/2019 11:57:09 AM IST

The swift deployment of Army and Assam Rifles columns have come as a great relief to many stranded tourist at a time when Assam is on the boil. There have been numerous incidents in which the troops of Spear Corps have rescued a large number of civilians who were stranded in these protests.

A press release by PRO ( Defence) stated that in one such incident, a mob had surrounded the Silchar – Dibrugarh - Brahmapurtra Express at Naharkatia Railway Station and were in the process of setting it on fire. When  the  Railway authorities requested for urgent help to save the passengers and Railway property., the Army responded immediately and  Army and Assam Rifles Columns which were on standby rushed to the spot,   and immediately took charge of the situation. They  drove out the mob, managed to rescue passengers to safety and provided urgent medical attention. “If the troops had not arrived in time, we would not have been alive” said a rescued train passenger.

In another incident yesterday, a request was received for urgent help for evacuating two policemen who were grievously injured and surrounded by mobs in Duliajan. On reaching the site, they found the constable had a deep gash after he was struck with a ‘Dah’ and the SHO had injuries on his hands and legs and was bleeding profusely. The troops bravely assuaged the large crowd, dispersed them and rapidly escorted the injured to the local hospital. 

There have been a large number of such incidents in which Army and Assam  Rifles troops have endangered their own safety to protect innocent people and Government property both in Assam and Tripura. They have been conducting Flag Marches to instill confidence in the population, the release added.

 

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