The arrest of Lachit Bordoloi charging him with ULFA’s bid to hijack an IA plane has mired in controversy with the arrested ULFA cadre Manoj Tamuly on Wednesday declaring that Lachit Bordoloi is not to him. Speaking to reporters at the Kamrup district session court premises on Wednesday the ULFA cadre further disclosed that Nekibur Zaman is also not known to him. This remains a widespread controversy as police have said the PCG member has been arrested on the basis of the confessional statement of Manoj Tamuly. On the other hand, the Air Deccan employee who was accusing of the plane hijack bid earlier said he was not known to manoj Tamuly and Lachit Bordoloi.
Following the Silapathar incident where an unknown Bengali organisation ransacked the office of the All Assam Students' Union demanding Indian citizenship for Hindu Bengalis who came to Assam from Bangladesh after 1971,the civil administration of Bhergaon sub-division in Udalguri district has arranged peace meetings in all the important places of the sub-division yesterday on March 7.Peace meetings were arranged at the police stations of Kalaigaon,Tangla, Khoirabari,Paneri, Dimakuchi and Harisinga on the same day to create awareness among people so as to maintain peace and communal harmony in the district.The meetings were attended by various students organisations,political parties and leading citizens of respective localities apart from civil and police officials.
Marooned Assam is ready to receive Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi in the absence of the chief miister. The water levels of the major rivers have shown receding trend on Sunday but the people are yet to get out of the blues. The death toll has gone up to 61 while nearly two million people are affected. Many died of landslides in the past few days while about 2000 villages are affected spared across a large number of districts. The Army said on Sunday it is assisting in Flood Relief Operations in all affected areas of the two states. Reacting swiftly, Army has deployed 122 teams in flood affected areas for rescue and relief operations in Sonitpur, Kamrup, Barpeta, Tinsukia, Sibsagar Jorhat, Dhemaji, Baksa, Nalbari and Darrang districts.
Former Chief Minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta’s daughter Prajaeta Kashyap has filed a complaint against Padma Hazarika charging the Sotea MLA with defaming her.
In in the complaint she filed at the Panbazar Police Station against Hazarika, she accused the legislator of unnecessarily dragging her name in the Rajya Sabha voting anomalies when he was holding a talk show a private satellite news channel on Wednesday.
Assam: The Accord, The Discord – Sangeeta Barooah Pisharoty