GUWAHATI, Aug 4 � The All Guwahati Subdivision Students� Union has demanded a CBI inquiry into the death of student leader Arup Kalita whose body was recovered from a swamp near a forest office at Kukurmara after he had gone missing about a year back under mysterious circumstances.
In a statement, the students� body said that the circumstances made it clear that Kalita�s death was mysterious and also strongly hinted towards failure on the part of the police and the administration.
�We want a CBI inquiry at the earliest so that the culprits are identified, booked, and punished,� it said.
The students� body will be staging a two-hour sit-in demonstration on August 6, demanding arrest of the culprits.
The Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba-Chatra Parishad (AJYCP) has also expressed its concern over the developments, and said that it exposed the sinister work of the forest mafia.
In a statement, the AJYCP said that rampant corruption at official levels was helping the mafia-raj to thrive, resulting in wanton destruction of forest wealth.
�We demand that the Government take immediate steps to rout the mafia from the forests of Assam,� it said.