Skip to content Skip to navigation

Supreme Court hears Assam 'select killings' case

A Division Bench of Supreme Court of India comprising JJ Dalbir Bhandari and H.S. Bedi after hearing Prof. Bhim Singh, Advocate for the petitioner ALOK, a human right group in Assam and Mr. Amarender, Senior Advocate for the Union of India regarding the case of Select Killings in Assam between 1998 and 2001 known as Select Killings, the Supreme Court allowed Prof. Bhim Singh to file Additional Affidavit in connection with extending the jurisdiction and scope of Justice K.N. Saikia Commission and enhancement of compensation to the victims upto 50 lacs. from 3.5 lacs. This was stated in a press release from the Prof. Singh's office in New Delhi

ALOK, a human right activist has filed a petition in the Supreme Court for inquiry and appropriate action into the secret killing of about 300 innocent civilians who were well-wishers of ULFA in Assam during the period of 1998 to 2001. Notice was issued by Supreme Court to the Government of Assam and Union of India. The Government of Assam appointed retired Justice K.N. Saikia who has submitted an investigation report of 40 persons only. The Government of Assam had referred case of only 40 persons to the Commission.

Prof. Bhim Singh urged the court to direct the Government of Assam to refer the cases of all the victims and provide a compensation of Rs.50 lacs. at least. Justice K.N. Saikia in his report has agreed that all the victims were taken from their homes secretly and later killed by the police.

Prof. Bhim Singh in his submissions wanted to submit further details about the remaining victims. The court allowed Prof. Bhim Singh. In the meantime the Supreme Court has given six months to the Assam Government to identify the heirs to verify the next of the kins of the victims.

Author info

editor's picture

Please send your comments to editor@assamtimes.org

Comments

Pallavi Barua's picture

Killing one leads to trial and 'hanging by the neck unto death'; mass murders end up in commission report and 'clean chit'.

Pages

Add new comment

Random Stories

3 KLNLF killed in encounter in Kamalabheti

22 Feb 2008 - 2:30am | editor
Three KLNLF extremists including its area commander Makrang Dingklu were killed during an encounter with the Army early in the morning on Friday in Kamalabheti along the Nagaon-Karbi Anglong border....

Institute of Dental Science and Research Center inaugurated

18 Mar 2017 - 8:46pm | AT News
With an aim to promote low cost oral & dental treatment, a dental clinic at the Panbazar (near RBI) locality was launched on 18 March 2017. Siddhartha Bhattacharjee, legislator from East Guwahati...

SC hearing petition on APSC scam

27 Nov 2017 - 10:26am | AT News
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court is hearing a petition alleging a huge scam in the selection of candidates for ACS, APS and allied service candidate by the Assam Public Service Commission in 2013. But,...

Ganja recovered at Numaligarh, 3 arrested

7 Apr 2011 - 4:11am | Ritupallab Saikia
Numaligarh Police and ASRF, acting on a tip-off on Wednesday morning at around 5.30 am, recovered 200 kg of GANJA valuing over crore in the international market from a truck bearing registration No....

Other Contents by Author

Wanna do online journalism? You can do if you are confident and workaholic. Need only an online training. We at Assam Times are ready to help you translate your dream in this roaring job. Come January 1, 2018. Register now for online course free of cost and get the advantage. Manned by a team of sharp and dedicated journos of international repute we are coming up from the new years day.  
Yet another witch hunting incident fans no less shock and anger across the on Monday two days after it came to light. The incident took place at a remote helmet in Chirang district bordering Bhutan where thr body of the victim was recovered on Saturday. Identified as Guneswar Basumatary, the local resident of Koila Moila near Dotom was believed to have been killed alleging witch craft.  According to family members,Guneswar went missing on September 16 evening he visited his relative's house at Koila Moila area. Family members lodged an FIR with Amguri PS,case number 45/2017, under section 302/201 IPC. During a search operation, police and family members recovered body in decomposed...
A local magistrate in Nagaon on Friday remanded Mithu Roy to two days police custody after the trader was produced before it in connection with the recent incident where he and his associates thrashed four former ULFA rebels who approached him for fund to feed the flood hit people.  According to allegations, he was the main culprit who hired a few local associates to beat up the youths who were raising fund.  He was arrested on Thursday as he was on the run as police arrested his three associates on Wednesday afternoon.  Meanwhile, a huge gathering in the central Assam town demanded examplary punishment of the accused youths saying that they...
A candle lighting rally was  carried out at Salakati in protest against killing of ABMSU leader Lafikul. The was organized by ABMSU and was participating by ABSU, AKRSU, bengali Federation, Santhali Student's Union and many organizations. The rally was started from Salakati anchalik Abmsu office and concluded at Railway gate. Thousands housands of activists from various student's union and civilians participated and demanded early arrests of main culprits.The ABMSU demanded CBI inquiry into Lafikul murder,arrest main culprits and provide safety and security to the persons of the region. Moinuddin Ali,ABMSU leader said that main culprits should be nabbed  as soon as possible...
United Liberation Front of Asom (Independent) said The Nagas Nation has lost a true and uncompromising Nationalist. "In the creation of Western South East Asia geographic identity with an organic soul giving hope to even the smallest nationality of the region opportunity to get just political representation amongst the family of Nations reflects his deep understanding and vision in keeping with his superb statesmanship".  Describing him as a 'Grandee' of the indigenous citizens of the WESEA region, ULFA(I) chairman Dr Abhizeet Asom in his condolence message to media said "as the Chairman of United Liberation Front of Western South East Asia, he brought an affinity amongst the...
Amid an escalating controversy over beef consumption, yet another leader has quit BJP in Meghalaya suggesting a setback for the saffron party in the pre poll political landscape.  North Garo Hills BJP president Bachu Marak pulled out of the party after the national party spokesman Nolin Kohli warned him against a beef party in Tura to celebrate the three years of the NDA government at the Centre. Marak, who pulled many people to BJP in the Congress ruled state rued in his resignation letter to state party president Sjibun Lyngdoh made it plain and simple that he would never go against the sentiment of the  Garo people for whom beef is an inevitable item at any feast. He...
A crucial meeting of BPF and AGP leadership with Amit Shah is clearing the decks for the expansion of Sarbananda Sonowal cabinet slated for April 15. Senior BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma along with AGP president Atul Bora, his BPF counterpart Hagrama Mohilary is meeting the BJP president in New Delhi on Monday where the entire process would be finalized. Sources told www.Assam Times that Bongaigaon legislator Phani Bhushan Chaudhury is likely to be inducted in the cabinet from AGP. Both AGP and BPF will have one each in the cabinet while BJP will have six new faces in the expanded cabinet. Those who are attending the close door meet include Hagrama Mohilary, Arul Bora, Hemant Biswa...
In a bizarre incident that triggers statewide anger and surprise, the police have arrested a top ranked officer in Dispur on bribery charges on Tuesday before recovering more than Rs 1 crore from his possession.He is none other than Kujendra Doley, the irrigation secretary who alleged to have been collecting lakhs of rupees from the contractors for releasing their bills.Acting on a complaint from a contractor, the sleuths of the vigilance and anti corruption cell caught the secretary red handed and seized an astronomical amount of money from his office locker he allegedly to pay minister Ranjit Dutta.Then Doley was taken to his residence in the city and Rs 10 lakh were seized in cash during...