GUWAHATI, Dec 12 � Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today said that the situation in Kokrajhar district where a number of doctors had left government hospitals following a spurt in extortion demands by militant outfits was serious, and that the Government was taking necessary measures to restore confidence of the people in the law-enforcing mechanism.
"The law-and-order situation in Kokrajhar is bad, and we are transferring the superintendent of police (SP). Security will be strengthened and temporary arrangements have already been put in place," Gogoi said at a press conference.
Gogoi, however, said that only a few doctors had left hospital and efforts were on to bring them back.
Expressing concern over the spurt in kidnapping in the State, the Chief Minister said that insurgency-related cases apart, miscreants were also indulging in kidnapping under the grab of insurgents. On the growing cases of theft in Sattras (Vaishnavite monasteries), he said that the CID of the State police had been engaged to investigate into the cases.
Gogoi also said that different active militant groups like ULFA and NDFB (anti-talk) and the Maoists were trying to unite to perpetrate their agenda of disturbance and violence.
On Anna Hazare's movement, Gogoi said the movement was aimed more on ousting the Congress. "We are also against corruption but some people in the anti-corruption movement led by Hazare are exhibiting double standards� the Prime Minister himself want to come under the purview of the Lokpal but the matter has to be discussed in Parliament," he said.