Guwahati/Hyderabad, Sept 14 (Hydnow): The Assam Police has arrested 15 ‘fake Kazis’ from Hailakandi district for allegedly conducting child marriages by preparing fake documents, a senior official said today.
According to the police, an operation was launched led by the Additional Superintendent of Police (Crime), following which 15 fake Kazis were arrested from various parts of the district on Wednesday.
A senior police official said, six persons have been arrested under Lala police station, two each from Hailakandi, Ramnathpur, and Algapur police station areas and one each from Katlichera, Panchgram, and Bilaipur police station areas.
Samir Baruah, Additional Superintendent of Police (Crime) of Hailakandi district, has seized several marriage registers from the accused.
“The arrested persons are fake Kazis, and they illegally conducted marriages, including minors. In one register, we found that one of the arrested persons had illegally conducted 150-200 marriages in the district. They also conducted child marriages.
The arrested persons were identified as Azir Uddin Laskar, Mufti Abul Hussain, Asadullah Laskar, Kausar Ahmed, Abdul Jalil Laskar, Sorif Uddin Barbuya, Nurul Hoque Laskar, Abdus Asalam Mazumdar, Ubeidulla Choudhary, Abu Bakhar Barhuiya, Aftab uddin Laskar, Moin Uddin Chowdhury, Kujakir Hussain Mazumdar, Sahidul Haque, and Foiz Uddin Laskar.
The police official further said that a case has been registered and various documents have also been seized during the operation. Further legal action is on. (Hydnow)
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