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Assam: Pressure Groups Submit Memorandum In Relation To Mukroh Firing Incident

This is the second public hearing in that area, as the first one was missed by several organisations

Assam: Pressure Groups Submit Memorandum In Relation To Mukroh Firing Incident

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  10 Jan 2023 5:47 AM GMT

GUWAHATI : A memorandum has been submitted by pressure group of Karbi Anglong on 9th January, Monday, in regards to the tragic Mukroh firing incident. Justice Rumi Kumari Phukan, a retired judge of High Court, accepted the memorandum at Dongkamukam.

The investigating team constituted by Assam Government, conducted a public hearing related to the incident at Dongkamukam. This is the second public meet in that area, as the first one was allegedly missed by many groups and organisations as it was organised at a short notice.

However, as assured by the probe panel the hearing was conducted once again. Several Karbi group including Joint Action Committee for Autonomous State (JACAS), Karbi Student and Youth Council (KSYC), Karbi Farmers Association (KFA), and Karbi Anglong Indigenous Youth Association (KAIYA) expressed their recognition and gratitude for carrying on the public hearing once again.

Testifiers of the memorandum views the hearing as a medium, through which precise facts and circumstances of the unfortunate episode could be put forward by people who have knowledge about it. The Karbi group concluded the Mukroh incident as unfortunate and condemnable.

The memorandum requested the concerned authorities to drag out the main culprits of the firing episode of November 22, 2022, and take stern actions against them. The memorandum highlighted immediate response towards the appeal to conduct the hearing for the second time and thanked the one-man panel.

The group demonstrated ample amount of trust in the commission, to unearth the entire situation of the incident.

The organisations present at the gathering requested the commission to investigate ensure whether the death of the home guard from Assam forest department was an accident or intentional. The groups mentioned about a video of Bidyasing Lekhte, in which he described that forest guards in Mukroh forest camp are working under pressure.

The video was uploaded few days prior to the episode. Furthermore, the pressure groups through its memorandum also talked about the way forest officer and the OC of Zirikindeng were placed under suspension summarily.

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