GUWAHATI, May 22 � The Co-ordination Committee of Assam Class-I Service Association, a joint forum of 14 Class I service associations of the State, today demanded that the supervising officials and those working in sensitive areas, should be provided with adequate security by the Government.
Representatives of the Association, while talking to mediapersons, also demanded speedy investigation into the murder of Gadapani Pathak, the superintending engineer of Agriculture department who was killed by miscreants after being abducted near Abhyapuri recently.
�If required, the Government should opt for a high-level inquiry to nab the culprits,� said Kailash Barman, convener of the association. The association had submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister in this regard.
�We do not want similar incidents to recur. The tragic death of Pathak has left the Government officials with a sense of insecurity and we urge the Government to ensure safety and security of the officials working for the cause of the State,� he stated.
Asked, the representatives, however, denied interference at any level by the elected public representatives or the private contractors, which many suspect might have resulted in the death of Pathak.
The association demanded that efforts should also be intensified to trace out executive engineer Faizal Islam, who was also abducted along with Pathak.