NEW DELHI, Dec 25 � Declining to term the Baksa incident as �secret killing, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said an inquiry has been ordered into the gunning down of the youth, who was allegedly picked up by the Army.
Talking to mediapersons, the Chief Minister clarified that the State Government has already asked the Army to explain the killing, though it has denied its involvement. �We are inquiring into the incident,� he said.
Explaining that the incident cannot be termed as �secret killing�, Gogoi argued that if the government was responsible for the killing, it may be so called. �All killings are secret but these can be so called only when the government is responsible,� he further explained.
As reported earlier, recovery of a body of one of the three youths allegedly picked up by Army from Narayanpur Bazar in Baksa on December 21, has created sensation in the State. Three youths were picked up by a team in Army fatigue from Narayanpur village.
While the body of one of the youths, Rajib Basumatary, has been recovered, Rajkumar Rabha survived with multiple injuries, while the whereabouts of Kundan Basumatary, who is a member of Baksa district Youth BPF, is not known.
Rabha alleged they were constantly asked about illegal weapons and tortured, in what is now suspected to be a case of secret killing.
Meanwhile, the Chief Minister when asked about the Sivasagar molestation incident, said that a chargesheet has been filed, and the prime accused arrested.