From our Correspondent
Mangaldai, Aug 3: Kuladhar Saikia, Special Director General of Police in-charge of Law and Order, has assured booking all the culprits in the sensational Lafikul Islam murder case at the earliest. “The investigation in the case has been going in the right direction and we will soon find the result,” he said. He was talking to the media at Mangaldai on Thursday afternoon during his visit to the communally-sensitive Darrang and Udalguri districts following the Kokrajhar murder. However, he refused to comment more on the progress of the investigation.
Earlier, he had an interactive session with the local leading citizens, representatives of public and community organizations, senior citizens, women leaders and media persons here at the conference hall of the Superintendent of Police, Darrang, and assessed the possibility of any law-and-order situation arising as a violent reaction following the Kokrajhar incident. He said that people of the State were composed. They never want any kind of communal disturbances because during such situations, poor people are the worst sufferers.
In reply to questions of a section of participants regarding acute shortage of officers and jawans in all the police stations in the district, the Director General of Police admitted it saying, “This is the problem of not only Darrang but the whole of the State as the strength in the Assam Police is not increasing with the increase of the population.” However, he said that the situation would improve soon with the engagement of the newly recruited 500 constables and officers already in the training. The Director General also stressed the need of security of women and improvement of the women cells in each police stations.
The session discussed many other relevant issues, including the ignorance of the report of the one-man commission of the Darrang-Udalguri ethnic violence in 2008, eviction of encroachers from the government land in the district and rare recovery of a AK-series rifle from a poaching racket, among others.
Mukul Ch Deka, president of Mangaldai Chambers of Commerce, senior journalists Bhargab Kr Das and Mayukh Goswami, president of Darrang AASU, Khanindra Rajbongshi, president of Darrang Zilla Mahila Samiti, Rani Devi, and Abdur Rahman Biswas of AAMSU took part in the interaction in presence of Superintendent of Police, Darrang, Sreejith Thiraviam, Additional SP (HQ) Suman Chakraborty, DSP (HQ) Deboranjan Sharma and other senior officials of Darrang Police.