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ASDC demands immediate release of DHD(J) leaders

The Autonomous State Demand Committee (ASDC) Dima Hasao District committee took a strong exception to the recent statement made by Mr Tarun Gogoi, Chief Minister of Assam over the issue on the crore rupee scam in Dima Hasao district and on the CAG report relating to Dima Hasao Autonomous Council stating that it was during the Congress-I regime in Dima Hasao Autonomous Council (DHAC) headed by Late Purnendu Langthasa, the then CEM of the Council , that corruption was more rampant and more funds were misused in the DHAC in collusion with some ministers of Assam from the year 2001 to 2007 than the corruption and misuse of funds that prevailed in the Council from the year 2007 to 2009. So, such statements referring only to the then ASDC-BJP party rule in the Council and that too most of these elected members of the then ASDC-BJP party have now already been in Congress-I fold, leaving out the state of affairs of corruption and misuse of funds in DHAC from the year 2001to 2007 is highly condemnable, stated a press release issued by Rathindra Thaosen and Suraj Naiding, President and Joint Secretary, respectively of ASDC Dima Hasao District committee today.

The ASDC, Dima Hasao District Committee, meanwhile, express great concern over the step-motherly treatment meted out to Dima Hasao district articular on the affairs of the non-release of jailed DHD(J)leaders and Mohet Hojai, former CEM of DHAC, from the Judicial custody and non-release of required Govt. funds of development schemes like NREGA to Dima Hasao district, saying that when the demands of DHD(J) are within the ambit of Indian Constitution and when the peace talks of DHD(J) with the Government are in process, yet the Govt. has not released the jailed DHD(J) leaders and Mohet Hojai from judicial custody. The party also alleged that some leaders of several militant organizations despite their organization’s demand being the demand for ‘Sovereignty’ and secession from Indian Union have already been released on bail, whereas jailed DHD(J) leaders ‘whose demands are within the ambit of Indian Constitution’ have not been released, which is an injustice to and discrimination against the people of Dima Hasao district.

The ASDC Dima Hasao District Committee therefore demanded the immediate release of jailed DHD(J) leaders and Mohet Hojai from judicial as well as from NIA custody and the party also demanded the immediate release of all the Govt. required funds to Dima Hasao district and reiterated the demand that the CBI probe into the scam in Dima Hasao be conducted from 2001, the release added.

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