HAFLONG, May 15 - The Halali Progressive Welfare Society called 36-hour Dima Hasao bandh from 5 am of May 14 to 5 pm of May 15 passed off peacefully.
The bandh was called by Halali Progressive Welfare Society, which includes ex-DHD cadres, demanding immediate arrest of the culprits involved in the Sontosh Hojai killing and proper implementation of the memorandum of settlement (MoS) signed among the Government of India, Government of Assam and both the factions of Dima Halam Daogah.
It may be mentioned here that on April 24 at around 6 pm, Santosh Hojai was kidnapped from his house at Harangajao and on April 30, his body was recovered along NH-27, around 100-km from his home at Lailing under the Langting Police Station.
Jayanta Hojai, the wife of Santosh Hojai along with some neighbours, went to the Harangajao PS to lodge a complaint against the incident soon after it happened.
Surprisingly, the officer-in-charge of the Harangajao PS refused to accept her written complaint for two times by stating that her husband would return. After she moved the high court on April 26, then only her FIR was accepted by the officer-in-charge.