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Peace meet in Kokrajhar

Kokrajhar, Dec. 4: Citizens and different organisations in Kokrajhar have expressed concern over prevailing law and order and urged the district administration to take strong steps against groups involved in abduction, killings and extortion.

They brought up the issues during a peace meeting held today at Kokrajhar deputy commissioner’s conference hall. The meeting was chaired by deputy commissioner Nitin Khade.

It was attended by senior citizens, members of various organisations, including the All Bodo Students’ Union and the All Bodoland Minority Students’ Union. Two MLAs from the district — Pramila Rani Brahma and Pradip Kumar Brahma and BTC member Daneswar Goyary — also attended the meeting.

Khade said the administration had taken a strong note of the situation and necessary action was being taken to thwart illegal activities in the district.

“We have taken strong action against outfits and the groups which are involved in criminal activities.”

He said the police and security forces were working to thwart any kind of violence and sought cooperation of all to prevent unwanted incidents.

The DC also appealed to all parties and organisations to help the district administration in restoration of peace.

Talking to reporters, Khade said: “There has been a rise in mistrust among different sections of people in the district which we have tried to address during the meeting. People are concerned over extortion and kidnappings. Strong action will be taken against militants or groups who are engaged in criminal activities.”

He said a peace meeting was held at the block level too.

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