TEZPUR, Aug 3 � At a time when a goodwill mission launched by peace-loving organisations has evoked positive response in maintaining communal harmony in Sonitpur district, sensation prevails here following the nabbing of three suspected Bangladeshi migrants who reportedly crossed the Brahmaputra from the Nagaon side to attack villages belonging to indigenous people of Gaichapori area near Puthimari village under Bihaguri police outpost in Sonitpur district.
According to information available, the trio, identified as Suharabuddin Ali (35), Md Babul Islam (20) and Hamed Ali (25), accompanied by a 40 to 50-strong group armed with sophisticated weapons, surrounded the chapori area with the intention to attack the people. Sensing danger, the people of the chapori area immediately informed the people of the nearby village, who rushed to the spot immediately. Later, the miscreants managed to escape from the area but three of them were caught and handed over to the police. In the incident, a person of Puthimari area sustained serious injuries.
On the other hand, a tense situation prevails in Dhekiajuli after one Sujit Basumatari of Batachipur area went missing from the town.
Meanwhile, the goodwill mission members, led by Sonitpur SP Apurba Jiban Baruah and Gopal Rabha, NC member of NDFB (P), have been visiting remote and vulnerable areas for the past one week to spread the message of communal harmony. The mission members, while talking to this correspondent, said that the easy-going people of the district never expected such a situation and everybody have been living in a congenial atmosphere in the district till the incidents erupted. �Hence, we urge all concerned to sustain the age-old communal harmony in the district,� they maintained.
Expressing total disappointment, they added that a section of anti-social people of the society have been trying to sow seeds of hatred among the people. �We appeal to all sections of people to keep an eye on these anti-social elements,� the mission members pleaded.
A peace rally was taken out through the Dhekiajuli town in which people of all communities of the area and different organisations including AASU, ABSU, Muslim Students� Union of Assam, Bhojpuri Students� Union, etc., took part.