By Our Staff Reporter
Guwahati, July 13: The tiol Investigation Agency today filed its second chargesheet in connection with the NDFB(S) carge in December last year in which over 80 Adivasi people were killed.
The chargesheet, filed before the Special NIA Court at Guwahati, pertains to the killings in Biswath Chariali on December 23 last. The investigating agency med four top NDFB(S) leaders as accused. They include Ajay Basumatary alias B. Buhum alias Birkhang Basumatary, Dilip Basumatary alias B. Birbaisha alias Birbhai alias Lambu, Khamrei Basumatary alias B. Udla alias Urla and Nitul Daimary alias D. ihab alias ihab.
Charges under IPC sections 120B, 118, 302 and 307, Section 18 & 20 of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967, Section 5 of Explosive Substances Act, 1908 and section 25(1A) Arms Act 1959, have been framed against them.
The NIA has opted to continue further investigation of the case, since some hard-core NDFB(S) cadres are yet to be apprehended.
Accused Ajay Basumatary was holding the rank of self-styled commanding officer of the 3rd Battalion of NDFB(S) while Nitul Daimary was his deputy. Dilip Basumatary is the self-styled assistant forest secretary of the outfit and Khamrei Basumatary is a cadre in the rank of second lieutent.
The case was registered after the ghastly attack on December 23 at Sojuli village under Biswath Chariali Police Station, in which thirty villagers, including women and children, were killed and many more wounded.
The Bodo rebels had resorted to indiscrimite firing with sophisticated weapons, the NIA said, adding that during the course of investigation, the agency has been able to collect evidence, on the basis of field investigation, as well as technical and forensic tools, which has been made use of in the chargesheet submitted in special court.