Lakhipur ( Cachar ) : Suspected Dimasa militants had killed three innocent civilians at Hari Nagar under Lakhipur police station in Cachar district on Tuesday evening.
According to the police a group of 12/13 armed youths had entered the Bazaar at about 8.30 PM and opened fire indiscriminately. Three people were killed and several others were injured. Motives of the killings are not known yet. Police suspect that the dreaded Black Widow and NSCN (IM) are jointly behind this killing. Identities of the killed are yet to be ascertained
The Chirang district administration observed the Lachit Divas in a befitting manner in the auditorium hall of Kajalgaon High School. The programme was started with offering floral tribute to the portrait of Lachit Borphukan and lighting of lamp by Chirang Deputy Commissioner Binod Kumar Deka in presence of ADCs Dasarath Das, Diganta Baishya, SDO(S) Jayanta Sarkar, Sidli BDO Kumud Narzary and other dignitaries. ADC Dasarath Das spoke about the significance of the day and highlighted the important points connected with Lachit Borphukan as commander of Ahom Kingdom.
As such, attending as resource person Assistant professor of UN Brahma College Redian Narzary spoke on the life history of Bir Lachit Borphukan with reference to his courage, dedication, sacrifice and patriotism towards his mother land and its people along with moral lesson need to be learned from his struggling life by the younger generations
The entire programme was conducted by Inspector of Schools Jaypalsing Brahma where over three hundred students and teachers from various schools attended. An art competition on patriotic subject, Swachh Bharat Mission and environment among the students was also organised on the occasion.
A hardcore ULFA militant surrendered before the Additional S.P. Hitesh Roy in Dhubri police station on June 14. The police sources reveal that he is Ratul Ranjan Bhuyan alias Joydeep Roy alias John (32) and was a corporal of 709 Battalion of ULFA. He is the son of a forest department employee Late Ramanikanta Bhuyan and originally from Lahkarpara (in Gharapara) of Nalbari district. He deposited 2 nos. of detonator and 4 IED before the police.
Expressing serious concern over the incidents of attacks on media persons across the country, an Assam based scribes’ forum once again urged the Union government in New Delhi led by Narendra Modi to urgently implement a national action plan ensuring protection for the journalists on duty.
The Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA), while pointing out to a recent incident in the city where senior photo journalist Rajib Bhattacharjee was targeted by some miscreants on Tuesday night, demanded stringent actions against the culprits.
Bhattacharjee, who works for The Sentinel, was physically attacked by three goons at Kathmill locality of Rupnagar as he was returning home from his office. Stopping his two-wheelers on the way, the thugs demanded his belongings. Bhattacharjee was finally rescued by two other youths who had arrived at the location on time. Later an official complaint was lodged at Birubari police outpost and was also intimated to Paltan Bazar police station.
The JFA appealed to Guwahati Police Commissioner Mukesh Agarwal for his personal initiative to nab immediately the culprits, who went on hooliganism spree in various locations of the city and urged Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi, also in charge of State home portfolio, to formulate a special protection policy for the media persons.
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