Assam Returning to Normalcy
Security forces deployed in Kokrajhar
NEW DELHI: With continuous decrease in the number of relief camps as well as inmates and thousands of ‘refugees’ going back to their villages, the violence-affected districts in Assam are returning to a semblance of normality.
Meanwhile, a delegation of the NDFB (P) faction and All Bodo Students’ Union (ABSU) called on Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh urging to ‘root out extremism and terrorism’ from the region.
Accompanied by BJP MP Ramen Deka, the delegation demanded a permanent solution to the Bodoland tangles and other ethnic issues of the area, along with urging him to take proper precautionary measures during anti-insurgency operations in order to ensure that innocent persons are not harassed.
The delegation, which included, ABSU president Pramod Bodo and general secretary of NDFB(P) Gobinda Basumatary further demanded that the Centre must expedite the rehabilitation of the displaced persons and payment of compensation.
On the other hand, Sharad Kumar, the Director General of National Investigation Agency (NIA) who is on a visit to the state of Assam for the investigation process, visited Kokrajhar yesterday to review the investigations in the cases registered in connection with the massacre unleashed by the Bodo militants on December 23.
Accompanied by IG of NIA, GP Singh, Kumar, IGP BTAD, LR Bisnoi and Kokrajhar SP Sunil Kumar amongst others, Kumar also interacted with the relief camp inmates at the Salabari camp, assuring them of justice.
It is pertinent to mention here that the NIA has been asked to investigate a total of four cases in connection with the barbaric killings by the NDFB (S) militants out of which two cases are in Kokrajhar district.
Besides the NIA chief’s visit, Kiren Rijiju also met Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi,and had a detailed discussion on the overall situation in the State and what measures need to be taken now.
Also, the Union Home Ministry will be reviewing the law-and-order situation in Assam and the process of rehabilitation of the displaced people displaced at a high level meeting today.
In a latest development, two militants of anti-talk Songbijit faction of NDFB, which had unleashed the reign of terror and had massacred over 70 people in the lower Assam districts was arrested yesterday from Assam’s Chirang district along with another person who had provided shelter to one of them.
Informing this, Chirang Superintendent of Police Ranjan Bhuyan said that one NDFB-S rebel was apprehended from Chapaguri under Dhaligaon police station, while another from Bhauraguri village under Sidli police station last night.
The one apprehended at Chapaguri was identified as Bairo and one 7.65 mm pistol and four rounds of ammunition was also was seized from him when he was travelling in a bus from Tezpur to Kokrajhar, he added.