From a Correspondent
GOLAGHAT (Dhekial), Dec 21: A victim of the alleged inhuman atrocities and brutality of Golaghat Police on Satra Mukti Sangra Samiti (SMSS) leaders, SMSS central committee assistant general secretary Debabrata Saikia lodged an FIR at Golaghat Police on Wednesday night against Deputy Superintendent of Police and OC of Golaghat Police Station. The FIR stated that on December 13, some members of SMSS were protesting against the incident that took place at Bogidhola TE where more than 14 labourers were injured after the owner of the tea estate started firing at them. During the protest, DSP Partha Protim Saikia ordered lathicharge on the protesters mercilessly causing severe physical injuries to them. Again on December 19, Golaghat Police brutally beat up SMSS activists under the supervision of DSP Partha Protim Saikia and OC Golaghat Garga rayan Bora while they went to the DC office for seeking permission to stage a democratic protest, where central committee general secretary Bidyut Saikia, assistant secretary Debabrat Saikia, Golaghat district committee president Mril th and Hirok Jyoti Saikia were badly injured. Later, they were under medical treatment at Swahid Kushal Civil Hospital. While carrying on the merciless lathicharge on the peaceful demonstrators, the DSP and OC of Golaghat used very abusive and indecent language.
Further, Debabrata Saikia alleged in the FIR that an attempt was taken to kill him by gaging his neck and hitting on his head with lathi. Police asked them to leave the organization and threatened to kill them if they held protests in future. Krishak Mutki Sangram Samiti (KMSS), SMSS and various organizations have demanded stringent legal action against DSP Partha Protim Saikia and OC Garga rayan Bora who allegedly were involved in inhuman atrocities on SMSS activists. In this connection, a public meeting will be held in Golaghat in association with KMSS to protest against the brutality of Golaghat Police.