Kokrajhar, Sept. 5: A public hearing on the alleged fake encounter of two NDFB cadres in the district on June 23 will be held here from tomorrow.
A statement issued by the additional district magistrate said the public hearing would be conducted from September 6-8, wherein statements of members of public in the knowhow about the operation would be recorded.
While the security forces claim that the cadres were killed in an encounter, their family members allege it was a fake encounter.
The security forces have claimed that Sanjit Basumatary, 36, of Bedlangmari and Bharat Brahma, 22, of Borsijhora had received bullet injuries in a joint operation by the armyand police at Bedlangmari under Kokrajhar police station around 6pm on June 23. The encounter lasted 15 minutes after which the two seriously injured cadres were taken to Kokrajhar Rupnath Brahma civil hospital. But they died on the way.
An NDFB cadre, Dinobondu Rai, 23, of Bahakati in Dhubri district, was apprehended during the encounter.
Two pistols, four magazines, a Chinese grenade, 14 live ammunition, five empty cartridges and some mobile handsets were found on the cadres, the police said.
A case, number 227/11 under sections 120(B), 121, 121(A), 122, 253, 307, 307 and 34 of the IPC read with sections 25(1-A) and 27 of the Arms Act read with sections 10 and 13 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act was registered at Kokrajhar police station after the family members of Basumatary and Brahma lodged a complaint and a magisterial inquiry was conducted.
This is not the first time that security forces have come under the scanner for alleged fake encounters.