GUWAHATI, March 11 � Krishak Mukti Sangram Samity (KMSS) today demanded the arrest of Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and Revenue Minister Prithivi Majhi in connection with the self-immolation of Pranab Boro.
The KMSS said in a press release here that the authorities concerned, which arrested KMSS president Akhil Gogoi and five of his associates in connection with the self-immolation incident, should initiate the same legal steps against the Chief Minister and the Revenue Minister acting on the case lodged against them by Boro�s wife Purnima Boro with the Dispur Police Station (Case Number 407) under Sections 306 and 120(B) of the IPC.
It has also demanded immediate resignation of the Chief Minister and the Revenue Minister so as to remove all hurdles in proper investigation of the case. It has further demanded a proper inquiry into the delay in registering the case lodged by Purnima Boro.
It has alleged that the Chief Minister, with his repeated refusal to grant settlement to the traditional forest-dwelling people, has violated the provisions of the Forest Right Act, 2006.