|ABSU protests civilian’s death in Army custody|
BONGAIGAON, July 2 – The 12-hour strike called on Tuesday by the ABSU in Chirang district in protest against Ratneswar Brahma’s death in Army custody on June 28 morning, passed off peacefully, drawing full sympathy and response from the residents of the district.
The ABSU submitted copies of a memorandum to Assam Governor PB Acharya, Rajnath Singh, Union Home Minister, Kiren Rijiju, Union Minister of State, Anil Ahuja, GOC Army based at Tezpur, the NHRC and Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi through the SDO (Civil), Bijni, after its protest demonstration in front of the office of the same officer on Monday.
The student group urged in the memorandum to stop harassment and atrocities unleashed by security forces on innocent villagers in the district in the name of operation against the militants. The student body also sought justice to the family of the deceased with adequate compensation and punishment to the accused army officers and their soldiers. Meanwhile, the police has initiated its probe registering a case (No.194/2015) under section 302/34 of IPC as per FIR lodged by the elder son of the deceased at Bijni Police Station on Sunday against the accused army officers and their troops, confirmed Ranjan Bhuyan, Chirang district Superintendent of Police.