KOKRAJHAR, Dec 16 � The Deputy Commissioner of Kokrajhar, Donald Gilfellon, has ultimately sought public cooperation to fight the menace of extortion in the district.
At a meeting held at the DC�s conference hall on Tuesday, which was also attended by HK Nath, Addl SP, Kokrajhar measure to stop the social menace and several acts of violence and illegal demands in the form of extortion by extremist groups apart from killing, abduction etc were discussed.
In the meeting, delegates from the department of health, teaching community, traders, students body including several political and non-political organisations vehemently protested the inactiveness on the part of district administration to provide security to every segment of people including the doctors in particular in the area.
They have also demanded action-oriented security and safeguards to the life of the people and property. They have alleged that although it is known to the administration about the possibilities of links and about the involvement of culprits but it is unfortunate that the police and civil administration have remained silent.
Later talking to this correspondent Donald Gilfellon, Deputy Commissioner, Kokrajhar said that suspension of operations for some time in this area against the militants has created certain problems apart from shortage of security forces. However the security forces have intensified action against the culprits and assured to apprehend them soon.
At the same time, he informed that a meeting has been convened to make the people aware against illegal collection of money and said it was very difficult for the admimistration to catch the culprits without the helping hands of the people. He also appealed to the doctors to resume their duties and said that the matter has been dealt with at the appropriate level.
Meanwhile, the district Congress committee of Kokrajhar and ABWWF took out a protest rally against extortion and other social menaces in Kokrajhar and submitted a memorandum to DC Kokrajhar for appropriate action into the declining security scenario in Kokrajhar.