From our Correspondent
DIGBOI, Oct 31: Following the unfortute death of one Dharmeswar Moran on October 26 after public chastisement on the ground of alleged theft at Gopeneri village and subsequent road blockade on NH-38 along Digboi-Tinsukia Road at various points on two different days by disgruntled Moran and tea tribe bodies for alleged lapses on the part of police and civil administration, filly a peace committee was formed here at the premises of Digboi Police Station comprising the members of both the aggrieved communities in a meeting held for the purpose under the president ship of Ajit Borah, the president of Digboi Tha Committee with Debendra Deka, the Commandment 1st Assam Battalion and Circle Officer of Tinsukia Dhrubojyoti Borah and Chandan Milli in the dias.
Bhuban Hazarika, Circle Organizer, VDP Digboi Police Station explained the objective of the meeting as erasing the confusion arising between the aggrieved parties and police administration and thereby funding amicable solution to overcome the mece of road blockade.
Meanwhile, discussing at length the pros and cons of the incident by members of Moran Students’ Union, tea tribe bodies, police and civil administration, public leaders and social workers, the house filly concluded to constitute an adhoc peace committee in the affected area to help maintaining law and order in case of untoward situations, punishing the guilty and refraining from resorting to road blockade.
The house agreed and consented that law being the uniform instrument of social system should take its own course and people ought not to take laws in their hands to dispense justice arbitrarily.
While answering the allegations of legal loopholes, the Inspector of Digboi Police Station, Milli appraised the house of the decorum and discipline of the police administration and as such he did not respond to the mob as alleged during the blockade in the presence of his superior officials.
According to him, he has been leaving no stone unturned to bring the culprits to book responsible for the death of a person belonging to the Moran community who had attempted to commit the alleged theft at the residence of an individual belonging to the tea tribe as per the statement of the witness and arrested accused. He said that the investigation had been unbiased and no interference from any quarters would be allowed to tamper in the legal proceedings.
Meanwhile, Diganta Saikia, a social worker of Digboi also lauded the resolutions of the meeting and urged the student bodies in general to avoid steps like road blockade as it adversely affected normal life.
However, Debendra Deka, the Commandment of the 1st Assam Battalion who is in-charge of law and order in Margherita subdivision, also rrated the entire incident and made an alysis of the entire development and urged the house to co-operate with the police rather than creating turmoil and situation of lawlessness.