Former DGP Sarma to be cremated Today

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Former Assam Director-General of Police (DGP) Khagen Sarma’s mortal remains will be cremated with full police honours at Navagraha Crematorium in Chenikuthi, Guwahati on Saturday.

Sarma, 64, was suffering from cancer and admitted to hospital on October 13. His condition deteriorated further since yesterday, hospital sources said.

The DGP credited for dealing firmly with militant outfits and bringing them to the negotiating table passed away on Friday evening at a hospital.

He is survived by wife and two children.

Sarma was a 1982-batch IPS officer and had retired in 2015 as DGP of the state. He had served in Assam Police’s Special Branch (SB) as the IGP and ADGP, when he successfully brought the ULFA and both factions of the NDFB to the negotiating table.

On January 24, 2012, during his tenure as the ADGP (SB), 668 militants belonging to nine terror outfits of the state surrendered before the then Union Home Minister P Chidambaram.

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