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APSC building is like Fort Knox for KMSS activists

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  7 July 2015 12:00 AM GMT

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, July 6: The Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) building in Guwahati was like Fort Knox for the activists of KMSS and its sister concerns with the deployment of CRPF and police personnel on all roads leading to it today.

Hundreds of KMSS activists were detained today when they made an attempt to gharao the APSC office. They were freed after 4 pm. The KMSS and its sister concerns did chalk out a plan to gherao the APSC office, demanding the removal of Rakesh Paul as its chairman, CBI inquiry into the APSC anomalies and full-fledged APSC reforms.

The security personnel did not allow the activists to move towards the APSC. It was literally a detain-at-sight situation. KMSS organizing secretary Dharya Konwar and joint secretary Anil Bora and his team and GMSA conveners Kamal Medhi and Bedanta Lashkar and their teams were detained in the morning, and taken to the hockey stadium at Sarusajai.

At 11 am Akhil Gogoi took out a procession from near the Directorate of Agriculture only to be detained by the security personnel. There were scuffle and lathi-charge.

At 12:30 pm, KMSS joint secretary Bhasco De Saikia took out a procession from Khapara to Koidhora, but all the processionists were detained and taken to Sarusajai. KMSS president Raju Bora was detained at 1 pm. All the detained activists were freed after 4 pm.

Akhil Gogoi said that there was lathi-charge on the activists by DCP Hemanta Das and ACPs Iftikar Rahman and Supratiblal Baruah. "After the City Police Commissionerate coming into effect, democratic agitation has no value for the police. City Police Commissioner Mukesh Agarwala is no sacred cow. We'll stage protest against him also. We'll go ahead with our protest till our demands are met," he said, and added: "We'll continue to protest Dispur's bid to sabotage the NRC update too."

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