KOKRAJHAR, April 7: The Congress led Mahajot expressed its unhappiness over police administration’s partial activities during the recently concluded assembly elections in Kokrajhar.
It further demanded early release of apprehended BPF and Mahajoth party members without any condition. Addressing the reporters at a press conference held at BPF party office on Wednesday, Mahajoth leaders including CPI(M) leader Santosh Guha and Kokrajhar district Congress committee president Mominur Islam have strongly condemned the forceful entry of police personnel into BPF candidate Pramila Rani Brahma’s residence on April 4. Notably, police apprehended seven persons including APCC member Sambhu Mandal for allegedly being involved in an attack and vandalism of vehicles belonging to BTC executive member Arup Kumar Dey in Kokrajhar town on April 4.
On the other hand, the Mahajot leaders have not only denied the allegations, but have counter alleged that Dey himself perpetrated the act of vandalism to blame the Mahajot leaders fearing defeat of UPPL in the assembly elections. They further alleged that Dey also has been involved in distributing cash to woo the voters openly during the elections.
APCC member and former vice president of Kokrajhar district Congress committee Mazhaharul Islam slammed the police administration for their partiality during the assembly elections across the district. He said that the police did not perform their services in good faith and responsibility during the recently concluded assembly elections. He urged the district administration to release the arrested BPF and Mahajoth supporters without any condition at the earliest.
Meanwhile, an Innova vehicle was reportedly vandalised by alleged BPF supporters on Tuesday evening in Kokrajhar. The incident took place at Beswargaon near Debargaon at around 9pm at a residential parking. As per information, the alleged supporters of BPF rushed in a Tata winger and started pelting stones at the Innova vehicle. The police have started an investigation into the incident.
Additional DGP and BTC IGP (in-charge) Dr LR Bishnoi said that the assembly elections in Kokrajhar concluded peacefully. He further extended his sincere gratitude to all the security forces, civil society and people who were involved with the electioneering system. “The assembly election was concluded in a free and fair environment across the region,” Dr Bishnoi added.