Dhemaji police got remand of Soobodh Biswas for nine days after the main accused in the Silapothar incident was produced a lower court on Monday.
The Chief Judicial Magistrate agreed to sent him to the police remand after the investigating officers wanted more time to probe the allegations against the NBBUSS president who allegedly incited the violence on March 6 Before that Biswas was brought to the court premises with tight security to be greeted by huge protest on the streets from the Dhemaji Sadar Police station to the CJM court a day after Biswas was flown from Guwahati.
Many people flashed festoons and play cards demanding his exemplary punishments on both sides of the road as a heavy police team entered the court premises with Biswas whom police caught in West Bengal a couple of days back.
Caught in a Catch-22 situation, chief minister Tarun Gogoi has asked the Centre to expedite the steps to set up the proposed Brahmaputra River Valley Authority to firmly deal with the perennial flood problem.
In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Gogoi said that Dispur has cleared the decks to set up BVRA in 2012. But the proposal has been pending before the Centre for the last two years.
Sources told Assam Times that the Centre wants political representation of the north in the proposed BRVA in view of the failure of the Brahmaptra Board in the absence of political leadership.
In an attempt to make football popular among youths in the rural areas,the Darrang District BPF has taken up a few novel schemes to promote football in Darrang and Udalguri districts.A district levelfootball competition in memory of late Chandika Barua and Late Jogamaya Kalita was organized in remote Bokrajhar village on Darrang Udalguri border recently.The final match was played between Namkhola and Rajapukhuri on September 17 at Bokrajhar village play ground in presence of several thousands of spectators.Maheswar Boro,MLA, Kalaigaon attended the final match as the chief guest. Mahesh Deka,secretary of Darrang district BPF committee,on the occasion declared that BPF would give priority in making provisions for football and volley ball facilities in the villages of both Darrang and Udalguri districts.In the final match Rajapukhuri boys beat Namkhola boys by 2-0 goals.
2 Apr 2008 - 2:12pm | editor
In yet another setback for ULFA before a few days left for its foundation day, the Army busted a hideout inside the Manabhum Reserved Forest and recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition with a huge amount of money in cash.
According to information, the army jawans of 11 Sikh Light Infantry based at Namsai in Lohit district of Arunachal Pradesh launched the operation on Monday midnight inside the forest and busted a hideout where the huge amount of foreign currency was found.
The hideout was busted on Tuesday only but no ULFA cadres were found there. It is suspected that the terrorist outfit brought the foreign currency after being exchanged the Indian currency to buy arms and ammunition from foreign countries.
Notably, the terrorist outfit is set to celebrate its foundation day of April 7.