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September 10, 2012

Brigadier defies DM Kokrajhar!

Vol. 6- Issue 6 - Sept 2012 the way
Brigadier defies DM Kokrajhar!
If the sequence of violent events in Assam’s Kokrajhar district is traced, it appears that there is a gross administrative failure. Under Section 130 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPc) 1973, the District Magistrate is empowered to call in the Military to disperse suspected violence creators. Bipul Saikia, Executive District Magistrate, smelled that there may be violence and so requested the Area Brigadier to send in some forces. The Brigadier thought otherwise; he could not sense the urgency of the official in the field. Instead of sending the forces, he informed the Divisional Commander, who informed the Eastern Command who informed the Chief of Army Staff. As per the law, the Brigadier had to comply but it is a mystery why the......READMORE

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