Police arrested 12 persons from Baksa and Kokrajhar district on Saturday for involving election related incidents.
Eight persons including 5 minor students and three ABSU members last late evening from Nikashi area in Baksa district of Assam.
According to sources police picked up Sonam Boro, 17(class 11), Raja Narzary, 15, (class X), Ajay Ramchiary, 15 (class X), Daoharu Boro, 18(class 12 and Rupul Ramchiary, 17 (class 11). The other three are members of Nilashi unit ABSU- Pranab Narzary, Sushil Ramchiary and Saniram Ramchiary for their alleged involvements in violent activities in pre-poll in the district.
Meanwhil, over a 1000 villagers of Daragaon, Dhansripur, Baganpur and Dihira gheraoed Nikashi police outpost demanding unconditional release of eight persons on Saturday.
Police assured released of the school students.
Mention be made that Baksa witnessed a series of sporadic incident related to election since the last days.
Meanwhile, police arrested Rafiqul Islam, president of Kokrajhar District committee of All Assam Minority Students Union (AAMSU) and three others members- AikhandarAli, Abu Baktar Ali and Madhu Sheik for indulging violent activities including setting on fire the election office of Bodoland Peoples’ Front(BPF) at Bombrabil in Kokrajhar district this morning. They have been sent to jail.