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October 11, 2013

Leaders condemn demolition of idols by anti–social elements

SILCHAR, October 10: The act of destruction of the idols of Goddesses Durga at Tarapur near second railway gate along Karimganj Road here recently by some anti–social elements was condemned by the leaders of different political and students’ organizations and urged the administration to nab the criminals involved in the incident. It is suspected that some intoxicated people of the locality did the crime.
State BJP spokesperson, Dr Rajdeep Roy, condemning the incident said that the area where the incident took place was an illicit liquor den. He added that intoxicated substances consumed by these people instigated them to do the offence.
He pointed out besides around 40 registered wine shops, there are numerous illegal liquor dens being active across the town. According to him, public complaints against the illegal sale of liquor and other kinds of intoxicants across the town have not been new. But there have been no action taken by the police administration, allowing them to do brisk business. The business of illicit liquor clandestinely and often openly has become a grave social menace across Barak Valley, he opined.
Roy demanded that the police in co–ordination with the excise department should immediately carry out raids at the probable dens of illicit liquors, country made and foreign, across the town. He requested the police administration to be alert to avert such incidents in the future.
Rupam Nandi Purkayastha, adviser to All Cachar Karimganj Hailakandi Students’ Association and Kaushik Rai, Cachar BJP president, also strongly condemned the incident and demanded immediate arrest of the culprits.
State general secretary of Amra Bangali Sadhan Purkayastha describing the incident as ‘pre–planned’ said that the culprits should be arrested immediately and their motives behind the act should be brought to light. He added the destruction of idols is a heinous crime. He said that police should learn a lesson from the incident at Rongpur and now at Tarapur. (Source: SentinelAssam)