Bodoland Peoples’ Front (BPF) president, Hagrama Mohilary has surrendered his security cover provided by Assam police.

The former BTC chief surrendered his security cover in protest against the Assam government’s move to withdraw the maximum security cover accorded to him and instead, deputing a few police personnel for his protection.

Mohilary in a letter addressed to Anurag Agarwal, IGP, Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) said that he was releasing house guard, protective service officer and escort battalion provided by the Assam government from Monday.

“I would like to inform you through this letter that I am releasing all the security personnel assigned for me,” wrote the former BTC chief.

Meanwhile, the BPF through its Facebook page has requested the Assam government to provide maximum security to Mohilary.

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The BPF in a Facebook post wrote,” After holding the post of the chief of BTC for 17 years, which has equal status to the rank of a cabinet minister, the security of our party president Srijut Hagrama Mohilary will always be a matter of concern.”

The party said that it was the responsibility of the state government to ensure the security of Mohilary.

“However, the state government has withdrawn even the minimum required security and the security personnel provided to him are not adequate,” the post said.

“We request the state government to assess and review the threat status he has as the former chief of BTC and party president and provide him with adequate security,” the post further said.

Shajid Khan

Shajid Khan is Northeast Now Correspondent in Udalguri. He can be reached at: itsshajidkhan@gmail.com