DHUBRI, Dec 4 - Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court, Ajit Singh laid the foundation stone and inaugurated the construction works of a new judicial court building recently, at the site where Justice Upendra Nath Rajkhowa murdered and buried his wife and three daughters in 1970.
Rajkhowa, the then District and Sessions Judge of Goalpara district, committed the heinous crime in this bungalow, which is popularly known as �bhoot bungalow� among the people of Dhubri district. Rajkhowa was later hanged to death. Now this bungalow will be demolished to build a five-storied building that will be used as a court for the entire Dhubri district.
Inaugurating the new building, Justice Singh said, �Since the time of its inception, the Dhubri court was functioning in the Deputy Commissioner�s office building and with this new building it is hoped that the functioning of the court will be smoother.�
Giving details about the new building, Justice AM Bujorbarua, Portfolio Judge, Dhubri district said that the new building would have 20 court rooms with designated rooms for the Dhubri Bar Association (DBA) along with a pharmacy, dispensary, library etc. A fund of Rs 43 crore has been allotted for the purpose.
Meanwhile, Jamshed Talukder, secretary, DBA said that it is a long time demand of the people of Dhubri district to get a building designated for the functioning of the courts only. �And this new building will be one of the best court buildings in the country as it will be built with all modern-day facilities. This new building, which we hope will be completed soon, will be a matter of pride for the citizens of the district.�
The members of Dhubri district judiciary, members of DBA and many other dignitaries attended the programme.