A senior CRPF official has raised several questions on the encounter which was carried out by Army, Assam police, CRPF and the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) in Chirang district of Assam in a joint operation on March 30 this year, an Indian Express report has said.
As per it, Inspector General of Police, serving with the CRPF in the North East, Rajnish Rai, who is at present posted in Shillong with CRPF as IG, North East Sector, alleged that encounter in Simlaguri village, in which two suspected members of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (Songbijit) were killed, was staged. He alleged that two men were picked up from a house in D-Kalling village and killed in Simlaguri. While calling for a full-fledged probe, he alleged that weapons were planted on their bodies.
The two men who have been killed were identified as Lucas Narzary alias N Langfa and David Islary alias Dayud.
According to Rai, he has witnesses who have identified the bodies as those two men who were picked up and that these witnesses are in his safe custody.
Important points made in the Rai’s report:
*GPS records suggest how a CRPF unit of the CoBRA reached the spot in Simlaguri couple of hours before the encounter. “It leads to the suspicion that the CoBRA (CCCC) team was trying to identify a suitable location where the alleged encounter with the NDFB(S) cadres could be stage managed,” Rai’s report says, as per Indian Express.
*A young boy was in the house when two suspected NDFB(S) men were picked up. This boy, wh was 11-year old, was taken away by a woman who lived nearby the operation was on, says the report.
*The report states that a team of Assam police and Army picked up two NDFB(S) cadres from the village and after that met another team at Ouguri. It was then that decision was taken to kill this two suspected duo.
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Rai has observed in his report, “Had this unlawful act been committed by a group of a few deviant officers, I would not have been so concerned. However, since multiple security agencies were involved in this incident, it indicates a deeper institutional malady in the functioning of the country’s most prestigious security forces. It represents a dangerous deterioration and degradation of institutional processes,” the Indian Express report said.