GUWAHATI CITY

Lawyers’ body demands trial in fast-track court

Dokmoka lynching case

GUWAHATI, June 18: The All Assam Lawyers’ Association (AALA) demanded the state government to hold the trial of the Dokomoka lynching along with the Jhankar Saikia murder case at the fast track court. Addressing the media persons in Guwahati, AALA general secretary Dipak Kr Das said that the Association will knock the door of the Gauhati High Court if the two sensational cases of lynching are not tried in the fast track court.

While lauding the solidarity expressed by the former AXX president Rongbong Terang including numerous intellectuals of the district, Das said that the state government should step up measures to name the Kathilangsu as Abhi-Nil waterfalls as suggested by the eminent author and Padma Shri awardee Rongbong Terang.

Demanding to give a swift justice to the next kin of the deceased, Das reiterated the appointment of a competent public prosecutor against the case and observed that the investigation officer (s) should prepare the charge sheet of the case sharply within 90 days under section 167 of the CrPC so that the culprits do not go scot-free. The state government should also initiate measures to do away with superstitions and evil practices from the society to avoid replication of such heinous crime.

Meanwhile, Das informed the media persons that in case the genuine Indian citizens’ names are left out in the final draft NRC, the AALA will provide free legal aid.