Gorlosa moves bail plea in HC, Cong calls for 10-hr bandh tomorrow; Pol parties in Dima Hasao demand immediate arrest of CEM Debolal Gorlosa

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Haflong, Aug 11: North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council (NCHAC) chief executive member (CEM) Debolal Gorlosa has moved an anticipatory bail petition in the Gauhati High Court to evade his arrest even as Dima Hasao District Congress Committee (DHDCC) has called for 10-hour bandh on Monday demanding his arrest for his alleged involvement in the killing of former CEM Purnendu Langthasa and former EM Nindu Langthasa.

However, Gorlosa’s petition will be enlisted for hearing only on Monday, sources here said.

The startling case of Gorlosa’s involvement in the killing of two congress leaders came to the light after a former DHD (J) militant Miput Rajiyung alias Action Dimasa alias David Kemprai son of Dipomn Raijung confessed in the court of the district and session judge that Gorlosa had paid Rs 50 lakh to the DHD(J) on April 27, 2007 for purchase of arms by the rebel outfit.

The 33-year-old Action Dimasa is a former rebel leader of the outfit who hails from Miyungpur Village (14 KM) under Umrangso Police Station of the hill district. His statement was recorded in the court of the district and sessions judge in connection with the case No 18/08 on July 27.

The former militant leader, who gave the statement in connection with the case No case No. 18/08 also confessed that Gorlosa was directly involved in the killing of the two Congress leaders, which took place on June 4, 2007.

While calling for the bandh, the Dima Hasao DC urged the Governor for shifting of the case to the Gauhati High Court, Guwahati as there are more allegations and cases pending against CEM Gorlosa.

On the other hand, Dima Hasao district unit of Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) on Saturday took out a protest rally in Haflong demanding dissolution of the executive committee (EC) of the NCHAC and arrest of Gorlosa in connection with the case.

The rally was taken out through the main street where hundreds of members of the regional party took part. The protestors also submitted a memorandum to Governor Jagdish Mukhi through deputy commissioner here.

The AGP urged the Governor for immediate dissolution of the council, and taking over its administrative charge.

Senior AGP leader and former CEM Debojit Thaosen said, “CEM Gorlosa should immediately resign from his post. The government immediately put him behind the bars.”

Debabrata seeks Guv’s intervention

Meanwhile, the leader of opposition in the Assam Legislative Assembly, Debabrata Saikia in a letter to Governor Mukhi to use his discretionary powers under the Sixth Schedule firstly to pave the way for dissolution of the Autonomous Council since its chief now stands accused in a court of law of cold-blooded murder.

“This apart, you may initiate steps for a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to ascertain details of the saga of blood and loot which has bedevilled Dima Hasao district for a long time. The accused person needs to be arrested without delay and the case needs to be conducted under the supervision of the Gauhati High Court to ensure a fast-track trial in view of the fact that the matter is already eleven years old,” Saikia added.

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