New Delhi: The BJP-led Assam government was left red faced in the Supreme Court when it apprised the top court of the move to free some of the detention camp inmates identified as immigrants 5 years back.
A division bench of the court presided over by CJI Ranjan Gogoi who took potshot at the government as it was hearing a petition alleging untold torture on the detention camp inmates.
Gogoi used a number of harsh words on Chief Secretary Alok Kumar and said he had no rights to continue his post. Then Kumar tendered apology before the court for making such proposal unheard of.
CJI further slammed the government for missing of 5 lakh identified illegal settlers and the contention that only 5 immigrants have been pushed back.
According to sources, the Assam government is set to move a fresh affidavit before the top court on this issue.
A live phone-in interactive programme - Raijor Padulit Raijor Sarkar – featuring chief minister Tarun Gogoi will be telecast by DDK, Guwahati on November 9 between 6.00 pm and 6.30 pm. The 30-minute programme will be initially a monthly one.
The first programme will be on panchayat and rural development related schemes. Minister for Panchayat and rural development, Rakibul Hussain and senior officials of his department will be present during the programme. The programme is yet another step of the government towards bringing the administration closer to the people. Viewers could participate in the live phone-in programme by dialling 0361-2207182/83/84/86.
A moderate intensity earthquake has jolted Assam and its neighbouring north eastern states on Thursday. The tremor was felt at around 3-28 in the afternoon forcing a section of residents in Guwahati to come out of their houses. However, there is no immediate report of any casualty and damage. The quake has rattled two days after the quake of 5.4 intensity that jolted the region on Tuesday. Details are awaited.
Two days before the first phase of Assembly polls in Assam and One day before Prime Minister's vist, ethnic insurgent outfit Karbi Peoples Liberation Tiger (KPLT) gunned down three CRPF jawans and injured another in an encounter in Karbi Anglong district on April 2.
Additional Superintendent of Police Majibur Rahman said over phone that the CRPF personnel we ambushed KPLT rebels at Deothar at around 9.30 am in which three CRPF men were gunned down, while returning from an election booth in Karbi Anglong.
An injured CRPF man was admitted to Numaligarh Refinery Ltd (NRL) Hospital, Golaghat.
The KPLT was formed on January 8 last by an anti-peace talk breakaway group of 25 members of the Karbi Longri National Liberation Front (KLNLF) after it had laid down arms.
The KPLT had given a call for an indefinite district bandh from Thursday last as it had not received a reply from the political parties to its five-point charter of demands, including autonomous statehood for Karbi Anglong, halt operations against the outfit and development of the education facilities here.
The extremist outfit had, however, withdrawn its bandh call from this morning.