BTC CHIEF MEETS TOP POLICE OFFICIALS
KOKRAJHAR: Considering the prevailing law-and-order situation in the Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) after the killing of two youths by the police recently at Ultapani of Kokrajhar district, the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) chief Pramod Boro on Wednesday held a meeting with three top officials of the Assam Police in Dhaligaon.
The meeting was attended by GP Singh, Additional Director General of Police, Hiren Nath, Additional Director General of Police, Special Branch, and Dr LR Bishnai, Special Director General of Police of the BTR and leaders of NDFB's four factions. As wanted by Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, the meeting discussed the government's move to inquire into the encounter.
After the meeting, Pramod Boro told the media that the Chief Minister had already announced an inquiry into the encounter, and if the encounter turned out to be a bogus one, the culprits would get punished. "The Assam Police has made it clear that there is no point in forgiving anyone if they have made a mistake in this incident. We cannot support those who have now opened new organizations with weapons. We have lost more than we have gained due to such an environment in the last 30 to 40 years. For which, we never want such a violent environment again. We now call upon all to work together for peace and development in the BTR," he said.
Regarding the release of NDFB leader Ranjan Daimary, other NDFB leaders and members said that their release was a matter of the judiciary. "However, since all of them have been convicted by the court, we are still trying hard to see how their sentences can be acquitted by following some legal procedure." He called upon the youths who had recently taken up arms for an organization called United Liberation for Bodoland (UBL) to come forward for discussion.