Guwahati : With the Indian Armed Forces leaving no stone unturned on the security condition prevailing in the country presently post the Pulwama terror attack, all regiments and armed forces personnel have been given special powers in this regard.
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Assam Rifles too has been endowed with the full authority to search anyone in entire Northeast without search warrant.
Assam Rifles can also detain anyone as well as arrest without any warrant in the Northeastern states.
According to a Home Ministry notification, “an officer of the rank corresponding to that of the lowest rank of members of the Assam Rifles” has been given these powers under the Code of Criminal Procedure.
Assam Rifles personnel will exercise these powers and discharge their rules “under sub-section(1) of Section 41, sections 47, 48, 49, 51,53,54,149,150,151, and 152 of the CrPC within the local limits of the area…within the border districts of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Nagaland and Mizoram”, the notification said.
It is to be mentioned that post the dastardly Pulwama attack, PM Modi had given full authority to Indian Army to decide the place and time for war on Pakistan. Soon after this, entire nation has been demanding for a surgical strike on Pakistan.