Atul Bora

The All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) on Monday burnt the effigy of Agriculture minister Atul Bora and Dibrugarh SP Shwetank Mishra for forcefully entering in Dibrugarh AASU office and picking up their members on Saturday.

The AASU members burnt the effigies at Chowkidinghee near the AASU office in Dibrugarh.

“On Saturday, Dibrugarh SP Shwetank Mishra sent the police force to Dibrugarh AASU office and forcefully picked up the members without any reason. Police also badly behaved with them at the police station. Under the instruction of Dibrugarh SP the police force came and picked up innocent students who have come to AASU office for learning computer,” said Aboni Gogoi, general secretary of AASU’s Dibrugarh unit.

Gogoi alleged, “The police force on Saturday entered our AASU office and set foot at Swahid Bedi. This is the first time the police force entered the AASU office. We urged chief minister Himsnta Biswa Sarma to take a step against Dibrugarh SP.”

On the other hand, AASU on Sunday called for 24-hours Dibrugarh bandh but after that Dibrugarh SP Shwetank Mishra served a notice to All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) general Secretary Shankar Jyoti Baruah for calling 24-hours Dibrugarh bandh.

The SP in his letter called AASU to cooperate. After that AASU had reduced the 24-hours bandh to 12 hours.

AASU  called a 24-hours bandh after their members were arrested by Dibrugarh police for allegedly assaulting ABVP members in connection with a college election.

Dibrugarh police arrested five AASU members in connection with assault on ABVP members and sent them to jail.

Dibrugarh SP Shwetank Mishra said, “We have all the evidence and on the basis of the evidence we have arrested the AASU leaders.”

The clash between AASU and ABVP started following a Students’ election at Dibru-College on December 24. Out of 13 posts, ABVP members won in 11 posts and they started celebrating in front of their college.

Suddenly, AASU members came and allegedly started assaulting the supporters and students of the College.

“On Saturday, one ABVP member Jyotishmoy Gogoi was picked up by AASU and assaulted him. They picked him and took him to their office. Dibrugarh police rescued Jyotishmoy and picked up AASU members from their office,” an ABVP member said.

On the other hand, AASU members denied the allegation. They said ABVP members attacked their members.

For the first time, the college election in Dibrugarh witnessed violence.

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