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Are Assam ministers above the law? Asks an RTI activist

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  20 Jun 2015 12:00 AM GMT

‘Through RTI applications I’ve obtained the educatiol documents of former State Social Welfare Minister Akon Bora. I’ve filed a case against him for producing fake educatiol certificates. However, the Assam Police don't dare to arrest him. They should take a cue from Delhi Police on proper policing. Nobody is above the law.’ – An RTI activist

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, June 19: “Are the ministers of Assam above the law? If a minister can be arrested by Delhi Police for producing a fake certificate, how come an Assam minister producing a fake certificate be immune to the law?” Asks RTI activist Dulal Bora.

“Through RTI applications I’ve obtained the educatiol documents of former State Social Welfare Minister and Dispur MLA Akon Bora. For the past four years I’ve been vocal demanding his arrest. I’ve filed a case against him for producing fake education certificates. However, the Assam Police don't dare to arrest him. They should take a cue from Delhi Police on proper policing. Nobody should be above the law as is the case in Assam,” Bora said.

The RTI activist further said: “According to records I’ve obtained through RTI applications, there are as many as 321 cases pending against Assam ministers and MPs, MLAs and former MLAs . This figure may leave the police in other States simply dumbfounded. In a State where ministers and MPs can bend the law so as to evade arrests, the corrupt bureaucrats can get the escape routes at ease as they, in most of the cases, do things with ulterior motive at the diktat of the former.”

The RTI activist appealed to the Chief Minister, the Director General of Police (DGP) and the Home Commissioner to speed up the cases registered against ministers and MPs.

According to the RTI activist, while Pradip Brahma has 231 cases against him in Gossaigaon police station, Majendra rzary has 39 cases in Gossaigaon police station, Nilomoni Sen Deka has two cases in Dispur police station, Akon Bora has 11 cases in Dispur and Bashistha police stations, Rupjyoti Kumri has five cases in Mariani, Jorhat and Pulibor police stations, Hafis Basir Ahmed has a case in Bilasipara police station, Prasanta Phukan has a case in gaon Sadar police station, Mujibur Rahman has five cases in Juria police station, Swapan Kar has a case in Lumding police station, Himanta Biswa Sarma has a case in Jalukbari police station, Jatin Mali has a case in Palasbari police station, Girindra Mallik has three cases in Dhalai and Bashistha police stations, Rumi th has six cases in Borkhola, Silchar, Azara and Dispur police stations, Ataur Rahman Mazarbhuyan has a case in Silchar police station, Sushmita Dev has a case in Silchar police station, Hitesh Basumatary has two cases in Musalpur police station, zrul Islam has a case in Bashistha police station, Rakibul Hussain has a case in Bashistha police station, Sarat Barkataky has a case in Bashistha police station, Etua Munda has a case in Bashistha police station, Ajit Singh has a case in Bashistha police station, Bismita Gogoi has a case in Bashistha police station, Durlab Chamua has two cases in gaon and Latasil police stations, Prithibi Majhi has a case in Dispur police station and Emul Haque Lashkar has a case in Dispur police station.

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