DIBRUGARH, June 17 � The district units of Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS), Nari Mukti Sangram Samiti and Chatra Mukti Sangram Samiti today stormed the office of the Deputy Commissioner here in protest against the arrest and subsequent judicial custody of KMSS leaders Akhil Gogoi, Kamal Medhi and others in Guwahati yesterday.
The KMSS leaders were arrested by the police yesterday while they were staging fast unto death near the premises of Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) in Guwahati. About three hundred protesters staged protest demonstration for nearly two hours, demanding unconditional release of their leaders. They also submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister through the Deputy Commissioner, seeking also the removal of APSC chairman.
Jorhat: Hundreds of local citizens of Selenghat Lukhurason village of Jorhat district today protested the arrest of Akhil Gogoi and demanded proper investigation into the alleged anomalies in the recent selection of candidates by APSC for State civil service.
Participating in the protest Akhil�s mother Priyada Gogoi said that her son should be released soon as he raised his voice against the alleged anomalies in APSC through democratic process.
Along with the members of KMSS, the district unit of Chah Mukti Sangram Samiti (CMSS) also staged protest in front of the office of the Deputy Commissioner here today demanding the immediate release of Akhil from the jail.
�Government should release him immediately. APSC�s corruption must be investigated,� said CMSS leader Sanjay Krishna Tanti.
Tinsukia: The activists of Tinsukia district committee of KMSS today staged two hours dharna programme in front of the Deputy Commissioner office complex here demanding unconditional release of their central leaders namely Akhil Gogoi, Kamal Kr Medhi and five others who have been arrested by police while they were staging protest against the rampant corruption in the selection of candidates for civil services by the APSC and removal its chairman, Rakesh Paul. The protesters alleged that the arrests were nothing but reveal the fascist characteristic of the present State Government and threatened that they would continue their protest programme till the release of their leaders.
Kohora: About hundreds of protestors led by KMSS and ATTSA blocked the NH- 37 for more than two hours from 2.30 pm today at Kohora demanding de notification of eco sensitive zone in Kaziranga and halting the ongoing eviction drive process in the addition areas of Kaziranga National Park. They also demanded the release of their leaders.