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Assam police assures action to Bhutanese driver assaulters

Published on Feb 05 2009 // Main News
Samdrup Jongkhar, February 04: Samdrup Jongkhar police claimed Indian authorities in Rangia, Assam have assured them that Shastra Seema Bal personnel who assaulted a Bhutanese taxi driver last week will be punished.
Samdrup Jongkhar police officer said the punishment could be up to 28 days but Assam police official Commandant Tripathi refused that there was any such incident. 
The Samdrup Jongkhar police statement seems to have come just to console the Bhutanese taxi drivers. There have not been any records of punishment to Assamese officials for misbehaving Bhutanese. 
The incident might lead to suspension of security escort to Bhutanese drivers being given by SSB while passing through Assam owing to the state's poor security environment.. 
Sonam Peldon, 30, was assaulted by the SSB personnel on the way to Gelephu from Samdrup Jongkhar on January 30. Bhutan News Service
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