Guwahati, October 23, 2019:
Khagen Sharma, a former Director General of Police (DGP), Assam, has been taken seriously ill, sources have confirmed. Sharma was a 1982 batch IPS officer, who retired in 30 November, 2015. According to reports, he has been admitted to Sun Valley hospital in Guwahati, Assam.
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It may be mentioned here that former ‘top cop’ Sharma is credited with bringing ULFA, NDFB (P), as well as NDFB (Ranjan Daimary faction) were brought to the peace talks table during his tenure.
It may be mentioned that during Sharma’s turn as the ADGP (SB), on 24 January, 2012, 668 militants belonging to nine militant outfits of the State laid down arms before the Union Home Minister P Chidambaram in Guwahati. Of the nine outfits, six were Adivasi outfits, while the rest were Kuki groups, and their demand mostly revolved around granting of ST status.
Sharma saw the rise and fall of militancy in the State. In fact, he can be credited for bringing about the downfall of several militant groups and bringing many others to the negotiating table.
Team Inside Northeast wishes for his speedy recovery.
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