GUWAHATI: The Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) on Thursday took the two issues of Baghjan oil well blowout and the move to mine coal in Dehing-Patkai to the Prime Minister through the State Governor. The party also sought the intervention of the Governor for according prosecution sanction against the CEM (Chief Executive Member) of the North Cachar Hill Autonomous Council (NCHAC).
A team of the APCC led by its president Ripun Bora met Governor Prof (retd) Jagdish Mukhi at Raj Bhawan here and submitted two memorandums addressed to the Prime Minister. Through one of the memorandums the delegation urged the Prime Minister to take immediate measures to control the fire and non-stop leakage of gas from an oil well at Baghjan. The delegation urged the Prime Minister to depute the Union Petroleum Minister to visit the site of the blowout with a team of experts. The party demanded a high-level inquiry into the OIL fire and provide adequate compensation to the victims' families and whose land and other property have been damaged by the fire.
In the other memorandum, the party raised the demand for cancellation of the permission for coal mining in the Saleki area, besides stopping oil spilling in Dibru-Saikhowa National Park.
In its memorandum to the Governor, the party requested the Head of the State to ensure prosecution sanction against NCHAC CEM Debolal Gorlosa and others in the Umrangshu police station case (33/207 u/s 120(B)/121(A)/302/392 IPC read with Sec 27 Arms Act).
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