DIBRUGARH, Aug 7 - The district unit of Assam Tea Tribes Students� Association (ATTSA) today staged demonstration near Chowkidinghee intersection in protest against failure of the administration to arrest two police personnel and CRPF jawans who reportedly beat up ATTSA leaders on August 1 near Khanikar Chariali.
The ATTSA leaders who were beaten up during frisking were Kamal Tanti and Sunil Pator, president and secretary respectively of ATTSA, Dibrugarh branch. The two student leaders were reportedly heading for Assam Medical College and Hospital (AMCH) at around 10.30 pm on August 1. Tanti hails from Jokai while Pator is from Temptoo Kamakhaya village. The ATTSA members had also gheroed the Sadar Thana on August 4 in support of their demand.
Lakhinder Kurmi, ATTSA�s district publicity secretary said that such barbaric act of the police cannot be tolerated. The ATTSA staged demonstration for about two hours and later submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner. The students� body has urged upon the Deputy Commissioner to ensure that the guilty are arrested. They have also asked the administration to bear all the expenses for medical treatment of the injured ATTSA leaders, failing which ATTSA has threatened further stir.