By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, May 28: “For shame!” Bodo Women Justice Forum president Anjali Daimary said while reacting to, what she said, security personnel killing people in cold blood for two decades in Assam.
Talking to reporters in the city today, Daimary said: “It’s a shame, not only for the Bodos. It’s for shame for the entire tion, along with other ethnic groups of Assam.”
Daimary said: “This can’t be regarded as a mere incident that CRPF’s North Eastern IGP had to lodge a complaint against the CRPF while in service. If the people who are at the helm of affairs for security of the country get themselves involved in such killings, who will the people of the State seek security from? The March 30 last fake encounter at Chirang isn’t first such incident in the State. There were many such incidents that have taken place in the BTAD and other areas in the State. Of late, the court has asked the government to pay compensation to the next of kin of each of the five people killed in police firing at Bengtol is Chirang district on March 13, 2008. Innocent people are killed after framing them as rebels. Doesn’t this mean there’s a shoot-at-sight order against any rebels?”
On May 26, a team of the Forum visited the spot in Chirang district where two people had been killed in a, what she said, fake encounter. “Locus rzary and David Islary were lifted by security personnel from the house of Ranjit Basumatary of Digoldonga Gaon on the wee hours of March 30. They’re shot at Simlaguri by tying their hands behind. David Islary was a youth who had to grow up as a servant cowboy. Had there been any encounter in true sense of the term that could have taken place in the house of Ranjit Basumatary. David Islary had been arrested by the police suspecting his as an NDFB(S) rebel in December 2016. His father maged to get his bail by selling his landed property just 13 days before his killing,” she said.
The Forum demanded that the murders in cold blood by the security personnel should be stopped forthwith.