Assam: Two prime accused of Silapthar incident nabbed in Siliguri

Guwahati, Apr 8:  Two members of the Nikhil Bharat Bangali Udbastu Samanvay Samiti (NIBBUSS) who are the prime accused in relation to the Silapathar incident from West Bengal’s Siliguri area in April 2017, were arrested by the Assam Police incident from West Bengal’s Siliguri area on Saturday.

The arrested persons were identified as Nikhil Bharat Bangali Udbastu Samanvay Samiti (NIBBUSS)’s Assam unit president Sahadev Das and general secretary Benimadhab Ray.

“They have been absconding since the incident took place at Silapathar in Dhemaji district on March 6 last,” the Assam DGP said.

The accused were sent on a  to two-day transit remand to Assam police by a local court in Siliguri.

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Assam police has arrested 51 persons including NIBBUSS’s national president Subodh Biswas so far in connection with the AASU office attack.

NIBBUSS’s Assam unit president Sahadev Das is also a High Court lawyer and he contested in the last Lok Sabha poll from the Mangaldoi constituency.

On the other hand, Assam police has summoned NIBBUSS’s national general secretary Ambika Ray and asked him to appear before police in Guwahati within a week.

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Guwahati city police commissioner Hiren Nath said that, police summoned the NIBBUSS leader after proved that, the arrested SSP (CID) had provided the investigation information of Silapathar incident to Ambika Ray during a meeting held at a guest house in New Delhi on March 26 last.

The police commissioner said that, SSP (CID) N Rajamarthandan had also leaked the info by using Whatsapp.

N Rajamarthandan, who also holding the investigating officer of the multi crore rupees Louis Berger bribery scam in Assam, was arrested by the crime branch on April 6 night.

TNT NEWS with inputs from Indiablooms

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