BADARPUR, Aug 1 � A protest rally was taken out in Karimganj town recently demanding immediate arrest of Pritam Bhattacharyya�s killers.
In the rally, teachers and students of various schools and colleges participated. They also submitted memorandums to Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi through the Deputy Commissioner seeking his immediate intervention in the matter.
Later, talking to this correspondent Sankar Bhattacharyya, former principal of Silchar Women�s College as well the father of Pritam said that they have no confidence on the Bihar Government and demanded a CBI inqury into the entire incident.
He said that Bihar Police began the investigation of Pritam�s murder after there was protest in various parts of the country.
He also disclosed that the way the Bihar Police is investigating the case the culprits will never be arrested. He also urged Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi to take up the matter with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar so that proper investigation is done and the culprits are arrested.
According to Sankar Bhattacharyya, Pritam boarded the Avadh Assam Express for New Delhi on July 8. On July 9 at about 11 am he spoke to his mother from his mobile phone and stated that four persons were creating trouble in their compartment infront of the TTE. At 12.50 pm the train reached Naugachia Railway Station in Bihar and he again spoke to his mother. Suddenly two miscreants snatched his bag containing a digital camera and valuable documents and got down from the train. He too followed them and got down from the train at Naugachia Railway Station.
Till 3.10 pm Pritam was constantly in touch with his family members, his father said adding that thereafter his mobile phone was found switched off and no further contact could be made with him.
Thereafter, the family members lodged an FIR with the officer in-charge, GRP at Guwahati on July 10 who forwarded the same to GRP Naugachia. On July 12, the family members reached Naugachia and lodged an FIR there. They also met the SP Naugachia and informed him about the entire matter.
Bhattacharyya further alleged that the Bihar Police and GRP are suppressing the fact as they are allegedly in nexus with the criminals.