GUWAHATI, May 5 � The law-and-order situation continued to improve in the two trouble-torn districts of Baksa and Kokrajhar, where 31 people lost their lives in terror attacks by cadres of the NDFB(S). No incident has been reported in the last 72 hours. Curfew was relaxed in all the three districts of Kokrajhar, Chirang and Baksa today, said an official press release here this evening.
The State Level Crisis Management Group headed by Chief Secretary J Khoshla met today to review the arrangements so far made and required to be made in the coming days in the aftermath of the violent incidents in Baksa and Kokrajhar districts. After the review, security forces have been directed to launch an intensive drive to recover illegal weapons with the assistance of the Army deployed in Baksa and Kokrajhar districts in particular, and the BTAD in general, the press release said.
In response to the request of the State Government, a senior officer of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrived today to finalize the modalities of taking over the investigation of cases. Another DG level officer of the NIA is visiting the State capital tomorrow.
In the meantime, fixed police pickets have been set up in the affected areas of Baksa and Kokrajhar districts to instill a sense of security amongst the affected people and to deal with any further eventuality.
Arrangements have been made for providing gratuitous relief (GR) for one month along with cloths, utensils and other items for day-to-day livelihood to all inmates who have taken shelter in the relief camp set up at Narayanguri in Baksa district. Specific arrangements have been made for providing baby food, soap and vegetable etc, besides water, sanitation and health facilities.
A team of doctors and paramedics has already been rushed to Narayanguri for extending treatment to the inmates in the relief camps. Arrangements have been made for psychiatric treatment of traumatized adults and children at Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Medical College and Hospital, Barpeta, the press release said.
Our Kokrajhar Correspondent adds: In a bid to re-establish peace in trouble-torn Kokrajhar district a meeting on peace initiative under the aegis of the district administration was held in the DC�s conference hall today with Kokrajhar Deputy Commissioner Nitin Khade in the chair.
Representatives of almost all the parties including Congress, BPF, BPPF, BJP, CPI, All Bodo Students Union (ABSU), All Bodoland Minority Students' Union (ABMSU), All Bodo Women�s Welfare Federation (ABWWF), Bodo Sahitya Sabha (BSS), Bodoland Students Union (BSU) , AKRSU etc. and other socio-literary organizations, NGO members, senior citizens of the district attended the meeting. Gossaigaom MLA, Majendra Narzary and Pradeep Kumar Brahma, MLA, Kokrajhar West also attended the meeting.
The DC, Kokrajhar appealed to all parties and organizations to help the district administration in restoration of peace and tranquility among all sections of the society.