GUWAHATI, July 4 � The militants involved in the gruesome killing of Adivasi people last year will not easily get bail as the National Investigation Agency (NIA) is making all-out efforts to file chargesheets in time.
Official sources told The Assam Tribune that very often, militants arrested by the Assam Police manage to secure bail because of the failure of the police to file chargesheets during the stipulated time-frame. But the NIA is making all possible efforts to file the chargesheets against those arrested in connection with the massacre of more than 70 Adivasi persons on December 23 last year, so that they cannot obtain bail easily.
Sources pointed out that following the massacre, the NIA was entrusted with the responsibility of probing the incidents. The NIA registered five cases and special teams were formed to investigate the cases. The NIA has so far arrested 20 leaders and cadres of the NDFB(S) for their alleged involvement in the killings and the agency yesterday filed the chargesheet of one of the cases against ten persons.
Sources said the NIA yesterday filed a chargesheet in connection with the killing of five persons in Pakiriguri village under Serfangguri Police Station in Kokrajhar district. The NDFB(S) militants chargesheeted in connection with the case are Milan Mushahary, Swmkhwr Brahma, Swmkhwr Mushahary, Bullet Basumatary, Ganda Basumatary, Jayonto Mushahary, Gautam Mahalia and Dwithai Basumatary. All of them are members of the NDFB(S).
Sources said investigations into the other four cases were on and the NIA would make best possible efforts to file the chargesheets within the stipulated time-frame to ensure that the arrested militants are not bailed out because of the delay in filing the same.
It may be mentioned that the Central government took a very serious note of the killing of more than 70 Adivasi people including women and children by militants belonging to the NDFB(S). Consequently, apart from the NIA being entrusted with probing the cases, a massive crackdown was launched against the outfit.
The success of the operations is reviewed by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) regularly and all the forces operating on the ground have to submit weekly reports of their successes in the operations.