GUWAHATI, June 19 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has assured the fathers of Karbi Anglong lynching victims Abhijeet Nath and Nilotpal Das that all measures have been taken to ensure that the culprits receive maximum punishment accorded for the crime and no loopholes would be left in the investigation for the perpetrators to escape as an SIT under a DSP has already been constituted for the case.
The Chief Minister�s assurance came when Abhijeet�s father Ajit Kumar Nath and Nilotpal�s father Gopal Chandra Das met him at his Janata Bhawan office today and made a written submission to him for expediting the investigation.
Sonowal told the victims� fathers that because of the swift action taken by Assam Police almost all the accused were nabbed in a short period of time. He said the Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court would be requested to put the trial in a fast track court for speedy delivery of justice.
The Chief Minister said he is personally monitoring the progress of the case as the crime has tarnished the image of the State and that he has also directed the police to consult an expert criminal lawyer while preparing the charge-sheet of the case so that technical loopholes do not remain through which the criminals can escape.
Asserting that it is the government�s duty to ensure that justice is not denied and exemplary punishment is meted out to the culprits, Sonowal said the State�s guest-friendly image has taken a beating in view of the incident and the government is committed to taking all measures to redeem the image.
Legal and media advisers to the Chief Minister Shantanu Bharali and Hrishikesh Goswami respectively, Chief Secretary TY Das and Principal Secretary of Home LS Changson were also present at the meeting.