GUWAHATI/KOKRAJHAR, May 7 � Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today visited Narayanguri in Baksa district and Balapara in Kokrajhar�s Gossaigaon subdivision to take stock of the latest law-and-order situation and to meet the violence-affected people and assured that no stone would be left unturned to nab the culprits involved in the gruesome killings. He also said that the Congress would snap ties with the Bodoland People�s Front (BPF) if any member of the party is found to be involved in the killings.
Gogoi, who flew from Guwahati on a chopper in the morning, first visited Narayanguri in Baksa district and met the affected families at a relief camp set up by the district administration. Gogoi, while expressing his profound grief over the loss of precious and innocent lives, termed the dastardly acts committed against innocent and unarmed persons, including women and children, as �inhuman� and said that the Government would leave no stone unturned to nab the culprits behind the incidents. �Anyone involved in the gruesome crimes would not be spared,� he told the members of the bereaved families. He directed the top police officials to take immediate steps to identify the culprits behind the incidents and to apprehend them.
Gogoi assured the people that the Government would beef up security in the violence-hit areas by setting up permanent police pickets. �Our Government will ensure that the people in the violence-affected areas do not feel insecure and that they get due and proper justice,� he added. He further assured the people that the Government would take all possible steps to confiscate illegal arms. Meanwhile, a vigorous drive is on to seize illegal weapons.
The Chief Minister assured the affected people that the Government would extend all possible help and assistance to them and augment security so that they can return to their homes soon.
Gogoi said the Government has already entrusted the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to probe the incidents, besides taking the decision to institute a judicial inquiry by a retired judge to get to the bottom of the truth.
The Chief Minister assured the affected families that the Government would provide Rs 5 lakh each as ex-gratia to the next of kin of the deceased. He said the Government would take up the responsibility of looking after the orphaned children, including their education, and in this regard, would discuss the matter with the authorities of the SOS Children�s Village. Houses would be constructed under the Government scheme for the people rendered homeless.
Meanwhile, during his visit to Balapara in Kokrajhar district, Gogoi said that it will take five minutes to break ties with BPF subject to proof of the party�s involvement in the violence in BTAD.
Gogoi met the affected villagers of Balapara and assured the people that an inquiry has been ordered and sufficient security as far as possible from the government will be provided to restore normalcy, peace and co-existence of the people living in the area. He said that action would be taken against anyone found to be involved including forest officials or BPF members.
The Chief Minister alighted at Balapara helipad this noon and held discussions with the high level security officials there and later he proceeded to meet the affected villagers.