The Congress MLA from East Goalpara constituency, AK Rasheed Alom, who was ‘chargesheeted’ in 2013 in the Vikram Jeet Nath’s murder case of 2001, no action has been taken against him along with other accused involved in the case.
This was claimed by the family members of the victim on Friday. As the case is yet to be solved even after 17 long years, the family of the victim has sought hearing of the case in a fast-track court.
“Though East Goalpara MLA AK Rasheed Alom was chargesheeted in the case in 2013, he has not been arrested, for reasons best known for the authorities concerned. We are waiting for justice for the last 17 years,” said the members of the victim’s family during a press conference here on Friday.
It may be mentioned the murder took place on September 28, 2001.
Vikram Jeet Nath was a student of Goalpara College and on September 28 of 2001, he was murdered in broad daylight when he was talking with his friends Pankaj Choudhury and Manashi Das.
He was shot from a close range by two miscreants. Seriously injured Vikram was immediately taken to the Solace Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
The police took twelve years in its investigation and produced the chargesheet in the case on September 24, 2013.
During investigation, names of several persons surfaced. They are Rimu Narzary of Chirang district, Chintu Barman of Baksa district, Faruk alias Jayanta Boishya of Nalbari district. All of them were allegedly linked with United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA).
On the other hand, from Goalpara district, the names of Luku Das, Pradip Das, AK Rasheed Alom (the East Goalpara MLA), ELija Ahmed, Asabuddin Ahmed, Choto Babu alias Rubul Korim and Aolad Hussain surfaced in the case as “directly or indirectly” involved. Police listed the legislator in serial no 3 in the chargesheet.
On Friday, Bani Nath, mother of Vikram Jeet Nath, Prasenjeet Nath and Indrajeet Nath, brothers of the victim, organised a press conference here today (September 28), exactly after 17 years of the murder and questioned the Government as to why the Government has failed to take any action against the accused.
The family members of the victim said, “We want that the case be heard in a fast-track track in order to give us justice.”
“Our father was a lawyer. So, we have faith in the judiciary,” the family members said unequivocally.
Keshav Ranjan Nath, the father of the victim (Vikram), who died after few years of the incident, was a prominent criminal lawyer in Lower Assam.