Sivasagar MLA Akhil Gogoi, on Thursday, lambasted the Assam Government and the State police for the sudden rise in incidents of shooting accused. 

Akhil Gogoi said that shooting of accused by the police, even before a trial, is “undemocratic and fascist” in nature. 

Sivasagar MLA Akhil Gogoi said: “In the last few days, we have seen how accused, who have been arrested by the police, are being shot.” 

“This is undemocratic and fascist,” Akhil Gogoi said while briefing the media in Guwahati on Thursday. 

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The Sivasagar MLA also launched a scathing attack on Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma over the matter. 

He said that CM Himanta Biswa Sarma is trying to make Assam the next Uttar Pradesh. 

“This way democracy will vanish in Assam,” Akhil Gogoi said. 

Akhil Gogoi added: “If someone is accused in any case, he must be arrested. If need be, he must be shifted to jail. If an accused is convicted necessary punishment should be given.” 

“But here people are being shot, even before the trial begins,” he added. 

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Notably, ‘criminals’ trying to escape from police custody and cops shooting them down to stop them from fleeing, seems to have become the new trend in Assam.   

Notably, these sudden rise in number of incidents of accused being shot at by police while trying to escape is being questioned by many.  

Many are questioning the fact that how come so many accused managed to try to escape from police custody? Have the police been so careless that the accused almost managed to flee compelling the police to open fire to stop them? 

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Kalpajyoti Saikia

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