President Of Bodo Students' Union: 'Ranjan Daimary's Release Must Be Granted'
According to the sources, the meeting was also attended by BTR CEO Pramod Boro and Paban Kumar Borthakur, the Chief Secretary of the Assam government.
GUWAHATI: Tuesday, January 10, in New Delhi, All Bodo Students' Union (ABSU) President Dipen Boro sought Ranjan Daimary's release during a review meeting on the Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) Agreement.
Attended a review meeting on the Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) Agreement in New Delhi was Piyush Goyal, Additional Secretary in the Union Ministry of Home Affairs. The meeting was also attended by BTR CEO Pramod Boro and Paban Kumar Borthakur, the Chief Secretary of the Assam government.
At the meeting, Dipen Boro, the ABSU President, brought up a number of issues on the organization's behalf. Dipen Boro urged that the BTR agreement's terms be fully implemented by 2024 in addition to the release of Ranjan Daimary, the leader of the separatist National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB).
The agreement should be fully implemented by March 31 of this year, according to Boro. He has demanded the release of everyone serving a life sentence in addition to Daimary. In connection with the 2008 serial bombings case that shook Guwahati, it should be mentioned that NDFB founder Ranjan Daimary is currently serving a life sentence.
His life sentence for the incident had been upheld by the Gauhati High Court in September of last year. Daimary has been imprisoned since 2019 as a result of his conviction in the 2008 Assam-shattering serial bombings case by a special court. He was the main suspect in the case of repeated explosions.
Nine other defendants in the case had their earlier convictions upheld by the court as well. Four other people accused of wrongdoings had been cleared by the court, though.
In a previous case involving the 1992 murders of six individuals in Udalguri, Assam, Ranjan Daimary, the chairman of the now-disbanded National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB), was cleared by a Guwahati court under the TADA (Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act.
According to the first information report (FIR) submitted to the Udalguri police station in 1992 by one Chabilal Sharma, on the basis of which the case (17/1992) was recorded, militants opened fire indiscriminately, killing five individuals there and critically wounded another who eventually passed away.