HAFLONG, Aug 13: The 10-hour bandh called by the Dima Hasao District Congress Committee (DCC) passed off peacefully without any untoward incident reported from any part of the district on Monday.
The bandh evoked mixed response in many parts of the district, including in Maibang, Diyungbra, Langting. However, the bandh was total in Haflong.
All schools and other educational institutions, shops and business establishments, banks and financial institutions and government and private offices remained closed during the bandh period. The vehicles were off the road.
The bandh was called by Congress demanding immediate arrest of North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council (NCHAC) CEM Debolal Gorlosa for his alleged involvement in the killing of two senior Congress leaders Purnendu Langthasa and Nindu Langthasa in 2006.
The party also demanded immediate dissolution of the council and taking over the administrative charge by Governor.
The revelations made in the affidavit submitted by former member of the militant group, DHD(J), Miput Raijung alias Action Dimasa before the District and Sessions Judge regarding the murder of then NCHAC CEM Purnendu Langthasa and EM Nindu Langthasa has created ripples in entire Dima Hasao district.
Action Dimasa had stated that Debolal Garlosa alias Daniel Dimasa was involved in the killing of Nindu Langthasa.
Addressing a press conference here on Friday, DHDCC leaders Kalijoy Sengyung and Hamjanan Langthasa demanded arrest of CEM Debolal Garlosa and dissolve the Council with immediate effect.
Sengyung said, “Miput Raijung alias Action Dimasa has submitted an affidavit to the court stating that he was a direct witness to the murder of Purnendu and Nindu. As per Action’s statement, Debolal Gorlosa alias Daniel Dimasa killed Nindu.”
Sengyung demanded imposition of Governor’s rule with immediate effect by dissolving the BJP-ruled NCHAC until the next election.
It may be mentioned that on June 4, 2007, Purnenndu Langthasa and Ninu Langthasa were killed by militants after they were called from an election meeting in Langlai Hasnu village at Dehangi.