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Decision to grant Assam rifles power to arrest & search without warrant put on hold by Centre

The paramilitary force 'Assam Rifles' conducts counter-insurgency operations in the Northeast and guards the India-Myanmar border. The centre has granted them the power to search without a warrant & arrest anyone in the five border areas of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Nagaland and Mizoram 3 days ago. Fearing a backlash, Centre has put on hold its decision. "Technical anomaly" is also one of the reasons behind such a move.