Special DGP of Assam GP Singh visits Kokrajhar
Special DGP of Assam GP Singh visited Kokrajhar for two days on Monday and Tuesday in connection with the arrest of three Bodo leaders including former MLA to oversee the investigation.
KOKRAJHAR: Special DGP of Assam GP Singh visited Kokrajhar for two days on Monday and Tuesday in connection with the arrest of three Bodo leaders including former MLA to oversee the investigation. On Tuesday morning, Singh visited Kokrajhar Police Station where two arrested Bodo leaders are being kept for 5 days in police custody.
It may be mentioned that three Bodo leaders of different organizations, ex-MLA of Chapaguri constituency Hitesh Basumatary (Baksa), Daorao Dekhreb Narzary (Kokrajhar), working president of Bodoland Janajati Suraksha Mancha (BJSM) and Bikram Daimary (Udalguri), president of Bodoland Contractors' Association (BCA) were arrested by police in the wee hours on January 6 from different places on the charges of suspicious act of forming new militant outfit in BTC area.
Talking to media persons, the special DGP Singh said the three leaders were apprehended based on special inputs from different places on January 6 and recovered weapons from ex-MLA of Chapaguri which is a matter of concern. He said the police have swung into action based on inputs that a new armed outfit was about to be floated in BTR and it was almost ready to be announced on Republic Day but the right action has foiled the attempt to float the new outfit. He said as per interrogation reports some of the members with arms and ammunitions have fled in the jungle. He called upon the youths who have gone missing with arms and ammunitions to come back and hand over the weapon and join the mainstream.
Singh said it was not a new attempt to form militant outfit but in earlier occasion too, NLFB was formed with few youths and perhaps similar group was due and likely to be declared on Republic Day. He also said they were examining every angle. More persons are likely to be picked up for interrogation.
Mention may be made that the working president of Bodoland Janajati Suraksha Mancha (BJSM) and former EM of Bodoland Autonomous Council (BAC) Daorao Dekhreb Narzary were arrested from his residence in Kokrajhar in the wee hours on January 6 and subsequently sent to jail. A case was registered at Kokjrajhar Police Station against Narzary vide no.09/2023 u/s 120 (B)/121/121 (A)/122/124 (A), R/W sec 16/17/18/18 (A)/18 (B)/19/20/21 U.A. (P) act, & R/W sec 66 IT act which is non bailable.
Ex-MLA Hitesh Basumatary was arrested from his Mushalpur residence in Baksa district. He was also brought to Kokrajhar to questioning. The police team recovered an AK-47 rifle, an M-16 rifle, two magazines and 126 rounds of ammunitions from his residence. On the other hand, the president of Bodoland Contractor Association Bikram Daimary was arrested from the residence of his father-in-law under Sapkata police outpost of Gossaigaon sub division in Kokrajhar district.
Meanwhile, the Bodo National Students Union (BONSU) along with Bodo Writers' Academy, Bodoland Janajati Suraksha Mancha (BJSM) and Bodoland Senior Citizens' Forum January 8 staged protest in front of Kokrajhar police station demanding immediate release of arrested Bodo leaders DD Narzary, working president of BJSM, Hitesh Basumatary, ex MLA and Bikram Daimary, president of Bodoland Contractors' Association. A joint memorandum was sent to the President of India, Prime Minister of India, Governor of Assam, Chief Minister of Assam and ST Commission to look in to suppression and systematic harassment on indigenous tribal people and urged them to take immediate measure to stop atrocities on tribal people.