UDALGURI, July 20 � A total of seven student organisations of Udalguri district and the Rowta Chambers of Commerce on Friday submitted a three-page memorandum to the Union Home Minister through the deputy commissioner of Udalguri district, seeking the Union Government�s immediate intervention in the total lawlessness situation prevailing in the district since a couple of months and suspension of the superintendent of police of Udalguri district and the officer in-charge of Rowta police station, alleging their links with the antisocial elements.
The memorandum, copies of which were also sent to the DGP, DIG and IGP of Assam Police, alleged that the district administration was well aware of the imminent threat to the businessman, but it remained mysteriously silent which proved that there was a total failure on the part of the district administration in maintaining law and order.
�It seemed so that the incidents of killing, abductions sounded insignificant to the government in the BTAD region in recent times. When other parts of the country are in the competition to go ahead with the developed countries, at the same time, we, the people of Udalguri district were concerned with our survival and security with threats from antisocial elements,� the memorandum lamented.
Referring to the July 12 incident of killing of one Ajit Agarwalla at his Rowta residence, the memorandum signed by the district committees of the AASU, ABSU, AAGSU, AJYCP, ABSYF, AASAA, AKRSU and the Rowta Chambers of Commerce alleged that the SP of Udalguri accompanied by a few surrendered boys of extremists organisations started manhandling the assembled people in front of the slain businessman�s house and entered the sacred naamghar with shoes and also beat up one Jatin Das, organising secretary of the AJYCP and secretary of the Rowta Chamber of Commerce.
The memorandum thus reiterated its demand to provide Rs 10 lakh to the kin of Agarwalla and apprehend the culprits at the earliest, failing which the eight organisations would resort to take up a democratic movement until the killers were apprehended and the guilty police officials suspended. The memorandum also demanded seizure of all illegal arms in the district.