GUWAHATI, May 3 � The Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) today demanded an inquiry by a sitting judge of the High Court into the killings in Baksa and other places in BTAD region.
�The entire matter should be investigated by the NIA or such other agency. Besides, there should also be an inquiry by a sitting judge of the High Court to bring to light the entire truth,� AGP president and former Chief Minister PK Mahanta told reporters here.
He accused the State government of not taking any precautionary measure despite recent intelligence feedback that some elements may attempt to create disturbance during the Lok Sabha polls at BTAD.
He said Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has a �moral responsibility� for the events but refrained from asking for his resignation.
A high-level delegation of AGP leaders is scheduled to leave for the affected areas tomorrow.
Meanwhile, accusing the State government and the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) of failing in their constitutional responsibilities to protect the life and property of citizens, the Communist Party of India (CPI) today called for immediate steps to seize illegal weapons in the BTAD region and to identify and punish the perpetrators of the recent killings.
In a press statement, CPI Assam State committee secretary Bhugeswar Dutta said the government should take steps for relief to the affected people and affected families should be accommodated in camps for the next six months.
The party also demanded steps by security forces to ensure peace and normalcy in the region and called upon all stakeholders to maintain amity and desist from spreading rumours.
Meanwhile, the Asom Gorkha Sanmilani (AGS) has also condemned the killings and called upon all people to maintain harmony.
The All Assam Lawyers� Association has, in a press release, also condemned the killings and demanded a CBI inquiry into the incidents. The association also demanded compensation and free treatment of the affected people.
Meanwhile, the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) today said that though the government was blaming the NDFB (Songbijit) for the BTAD killings, people of the affected areas alleged that former BLT militants were behind the incident.
�The people of the affected areas told the KMSS members visiting the area that former BLT militants were behind the incident,� a KMSS statement said.