KOKRAJHAR: Condemning vehemently the alleged encounter in Kokrajhar where two Bodo tribal youths were killed by Assam Police on September 18, the BTC Congress Coordination Committee on Monday slammed Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma for failing to protect the armless youths and at the same time spit salvo at Kokrajhar Additional Superintendent Surjit Singh Panesar for the alleged fake encounter.
Addressing media persons at the Ranendra Narayan Basumatary Memorial Congress Bhavan here on Monday, the I/C of BTC Congress Coordination Committee, Gorjan Mwshahary said that two Bodo youths –Jwngsar Mwshahary and Janak Kr. Brahma– were killed in Assam Police in a "fake encounter". He said that the Government of Assam had failed to protect the tribal people. He said that the two Bodo youths were already in the custody of police and there was the court to determine their faults and punishment, but the police had started to take the law in their hands. He said that the duty of police was to give protection to unarmed people, not to kill people. But Kokrajhar Police, led by Additional SP Panesar, had restarted killing indigenous people in fake encounters, he said. He added that the people of Kokrajhar had lost faith in the police. Mwshahary also criticized Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) chief Pramod Boro for his soft stand on the killings.