HAFLONG, Dec 9 � Demanding immediate release of Mohet Hojai, former Chief Executive Member of Dima Hasao Autonomous Council, members of NGOs, Gaon Buras and Mouzadars of Dima Hasao staged sit-in demonstration in front of the office of the Sub-Divisional Officer (Civil) at Maibang recently.
They were demanding the release of their leader Mohet Hojai as they thought the Government was doing injustice to him. They have nobody to listen to their grievances in the absence of Hojai. They urged the Government to release their leader Hojai immediately, otherwise they would be compelled to continue their agitation for the release of Mohet Hojai. They also demanded the withdrawal of NIA cases against Hojai.
Later, they submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister of Assam through the Sub-Divisional Officer (Civil) at Maibang, M Nath.
The memorandum stated that Mohet Hojai ex-Chief Executive Member (CEM) of North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council (NCHAC), was elected twice as Member of Autonomous Council (MAC) from 11- Kalachand Autonomous Council constituency in -1996 and 2007 respectively. During his tenure as Executive Member and Chief Executive Member of North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council (NCHAC), he had done commendable job for the welfare of the people of Dima Hasao district. But after his arrest, they were facing untold difficulties and development works have come to a grinding halt because of the long detention of Mohet Hojai since June 4, 2009 under the NIA Case No.01/09 and NIA Case No.02/09.
Further, they begged to state that in view of the process of peace talks with Dima Halam Daogah (Joel)/DHD(J), the State Government of Assam as well as Government of India including investigation agency did not oppose the bail petition of Joel Gorlosa, Chairman, DHD (J) and Niranjan Hojai C-in-C, DHD (J) as a result of which they were granted bail by the Gauhati High Court for a period of 4 (four) months on 12th August 2011 against the NIA Case No 01/09 and NIA case No 02/09. But, it is regret to mention here that Mohet Hojai, Ex-CEM, NCHAC and other persons who have been made out accused against the same case of NIA case No 01/09 and No 02/09 were still languishing in the jail since June 4, 2009 and Mohet Hojai, infact, without facing any heinous charge in connection with the humanity but unfortunately, he has not been allowed to avail the relief on bail which amount to violation of Article -21 of the Constitution of India.
Therefore, they begged to consideration as a special case to allow Mohet Hojai, ex-CEM, NCHAC to go on bail by taking necessary steps not to oppose the bail petition as has been done in case of DHD (J) leaders so as to secure the equality of status and opportunity as provided under Article 14 of the constitution of India.