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CBI probe into kidnappings urged


HAILAKANDI, Dec 25� The All Assam Minority Students� Association (AMSA) has demanded a CBI inquiry into the kidnapping of a 16-year-old Madrassa student Abdul Jalil Choudhury and a betelnut businessman Bipul Khasia.

In a press conference at Algapur, the leaders of the Hailakandi unit of AMSA alleged that Abdul Jalil, a student of Hailakandi Darul Farkania Koumi Madrassa was kidnapped by the unidentified gunmen on December 18, 2010 but till today, police has failed to get any clue about his whereabouts. Similarly, a betelnut businessman of Serispore Tea Garden of Hailakandi district, Bipul Khasia was also kidnapped by the gunmen and he is still traceless, they added. The members of the AMSA observed black day on December 19 to register their protest against both the kidnappings. They demanded the rescue of both the kidnapped persons dead or alive immediately.

Expressing serious concern over the deteriorating law-and-order situation of the district, they alleged that the incidents of rape, molestation, extortion, kidnapping are constantly rising in the district. They said that 7,200 women were raped while 70 children were kidnapped and 21 children killed by the anti-social elements and militants throughout the State during the last five years.

Giving some specific statistics of crime in Hailakandi district during the last one decade, they said that the district has become the den of anti-social elements and militants. They further alleged that entire southern Hailakandi bordering Mizoram is sans any administration. In 2001, Abdul Kadir Laskar was killed at Dinanathpur village followed by the killing of businessman Abdul Jalil Majharbhuiya in 2002 at Jamira�s Killerbak on the next day of Eid festival. Munna Koiri of Lalacherra TE and Sankar Rajua of Koyah TE were killed in 2004. The most heinous crime was the kidnapping and killing of BJP leader and brother-in-law of Minister Gautam Roy, Pratul Deb in 2004 in southern Hailakandi�s Bhaicherra area by the Reang militants. His skeletal remains were recovered by the CBI after two years from Boincherra area, the leaders informed. Advocate Tofojjul Ali was kidnapped from Jamira in 2009 while in 2008, the Imam of Tempur Jame Mosjid, Arif Uddin was killed by the militants at his home. Son of Dr Jayanta Das, Raju Das was kidnapped and later killed somewhere in Meghalaya. They alleged that most of such cases in Hailakandi occurred in 2011 which included the kidnapping of businessman Jamal Uddin, Jakir Hussain, train driver Tarun Bhattacharjee, Dr Bidyut Nath, Swapan Das and the murder of Liyakat Ali. Driver Altaf Hussain was killed in 2012. On June 16 and 18 2013, Riyajul Islam and teacher Aftab Uddin were kidnapped while on July 7 and 14, teacher Rafique Uddin and Abdul Bari Sheikh were kidnapped from the different places of southern Hailakandi. On November 27, Joynal Hussain was kidnapped. On December 7 and 18, Aftab Uddin and Fajal Ahmed were kidnapped from Garadpunji, they informed.

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