KOKRAJHAR: The BJSM (Bodoland Janajati Suraksha Mancha) on Saturday came down heavily against the police over its alleged atrocities on youths. The Mancha asked if the justice system has been quashed by empowering the Assam Police to act as they wish to.
In a statement, BJSM working president Daorao Dekreb Narzary said that the State had witnessed the killing of many youths in a cold-blooded manner.
He further said that killing and torturing of youths by police were becoming common phenomena after the State government gave more powers and almost a free hand to the State Police to act against the criminals.
Narzary said a person identified as Jipirush Narzary (23), son of D. Narzary of Goraibari, Udalguri was killed in a cold-blooded manner.
He also said that Jipirush was picked up by a police team from the Menon Masahary petrol pump located between Udalguri and Rowta on July 10 last and he was taken to police custody.
He alleged that Jipirush was tortured as his leg and hands were broken inhumanly. He also reiterated that Jipirush was taken to another location by police on July 13 to cover up their face and later they claimed that he was killed in an encounter. Narzary further said that as per the 'Prevention of Atrocities on SC and ST Act-1989', police cannot torture or kill any person without substantial evidence of criminal activities.
He also said that the police should have inquired as to whether Jipirush had links with any criminal gang and be brought under IPC law. But instead of doing this, the police had killed him ignoring the very judiciary system.
He called upon the human rights activists to come forward to protect and give justice to tribal youths and other common youths. The BJSM leader asked as to why Minister UG Brahma, CEM of BTR Pramod Boro and ABSU president Dipen Boro were silent on the killing of youths in a cold-blooded manner although they are part of the coalition government.