Guwahati: Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) expresses profound grief at sudden demise of Kohima based senior journalist Xavier Rutsa this morning, who suffered a massive stroke after the midnight. He was rushed to the nearby hospital, but the attending doctors declared him brought dead.
Engaged with a national newspaper Xavier, 45, was also president of Kohima Press Club. He was also associated with various social organizations of Nagaland. The media fraternity along with NagalandGovernorPB Acharya, Sate chief minister Neiphiu Rio, opposition political leader TR Zeliang with others expressed grief over his death. The JFA conveys its deepest condolences to his family and all members of the local press club.
“While mourning Xavier’s untimely demise, let’s learn from the tragedy,” said a statement issued by JFA president Rupam Barua and secretary Nava Thakuria adding that the working journalists should keep aside adequate time for his/her personal health. At least they should go for regular screenings of blood pressure & sugar and weight along with other physical parameters either individually or in community level, it asserted.
Margherita Sub Divisional officer(Civil) Bikram Koiri is probing into the allegations of exploitation on the workers of the Segunbari Tea Factory by proprietor Gautam Beria.
According to allegations, the workers do not get regular wages, no provident fund, medical facility which has been going on for the last 26 years. Even the management side has not provided any accommodation for the workers.
Senior BJP leader Bhim Karmakar has submitted a Memorandum to SDO (Civil) alleging the anamolies and exploitation at Margherita Segunbari Tea Factory towards the employees. Then Margherita Extra Assistant Commissioner Jharna Patgiri asked SDO(Civil) to probe the allegations which is underway.
A string of sensational disclosure has come to light in the chargesheet in the Gadapani Pathak murder case.
In its charge sheet, CID has named 12 people, including KLO militants and contractors. The charge sheet has disclosed a Rs 50 lakh deal with KLO for releasing Faizul Islam.
Pathak, a Superintending Engineer in the Agriculture department was abducted by suspected KLO militants along with another Agriculture department official Faizul Islam on May 2, 2012. Although Faizul was later released, bullet- ridden body of Pathak was recovered.
Police investigation named Hiranya Roy (KLO), Karan Barman (KLO), Amit Roy (contractor), Pradeep Roy alias Raghu (KLO), Uttam Roy (contractor), Bimal Brahma (contractor), Bhabotesh Kumar Roy (contractor), Nikhil Roy (contractor), Tarun Kumar Roy (contractor), Dilwar Hussain (the driver of the Bolero car in which the victims were whisked away), Bikash Barman (KLO) and Kaneswar Roy (KLO).