Dhubri, Oct. 5: Nearly 500 activists belonging to the Dhubri district unit of the Asom Scheduled Caste and Tribesí Unemployed Association staged a sit-in and demonstrated in front of the Dhubri deputy commissionerís office today. They demanded the arrest of Ratan Kumar Barman, chairman of the Dhubri district unit of the Asom Scheduled Castes Council.
The association demanded the arrest of Barman for his alleged involvement in forging the signature of Dhubri additional deputy commissioner on the Scheduled Caste certificates issued by the council to the Scheduled Caste community. A source said Barman allegedly forged the signature of the then ADC Ranjit Kalita. This came to light when a signature was matched with Kalitaís, who is serving in Mangaldoi now. Despite several complaints, no action was taken so far against Barman.
Dhubri district unit of the Asom Scheduled Caste and Tribes Unemployed Association submitted a memorandum to deputy commissioner Kumud Chandra Kalita today, urging him to take action against Barman or else they would intensify their movement against the chairman.