ABVP to submit memorandum to DC today Demands acquittal of students arrested on false case

SILCHAR, Aug 23: The ABVP will submit a memorandum, addressed to the Home Minister and Education Minister of Asom, to the district Deputy Commissioner on August 24, demanding the immediate release of the two students of Katakhal Janaki Charan Higher Secondary School who were arrested on August 11, 2009, on false charges. This was stated by the ABVP at a press meet organized at the Press Club in Silchar recently .
The ABVP said the actual plot behind the August 10 incident must be brought to light through proper investigation and the innocent students should be released at the earliest.
According to sources, a delegation of ABVP had visited the Principal of Katakhal Janaki Charan Higher Secondary School, Aftab Uddin Ahmed on August 10, 2009. The delegation was led by State President of ABVP, Northeast wing, Mrinal Kanti Das, to discuss vital issues such as the educational environment of the school, fee hike and dress code for students.
While discussing the issue of dress code, assistant teacher of Persian Language, Kamrul Islam suddenly barged in to the Principal’s cabin and abused the visitors. Sources said, Kamrul Islam was against any dress code for the Muslim students. He was also found shouting infuriating slogans inside the school campus.
On subsequent developments, Sanjay Dey, a student of the school, was arrested by police on August 11, 2009, under section 153/A of the Detention Act. Another student, Himu Dey was also picked up by the Katakhal police from the bazaar area on the same day. Following the arrest, an FIR was lodged against Principal Aftab Uddin Ahmed and teacher Kamrul Islam by the local people and the guardians of the arrested students.
Addressing the press meet, the ABVP said they would submit a memorandum to the Home Minister and Education Minister of Asom, demanding the immediate release of the students and proper investigation of the matter.
The meeting was attended by State President of ABVP Mrinal Kanti Das, Students’ experience in Interstate living (SEIL) coordinator Angsuman Phukan, ABVP joint secretary Shaikia Dutta Chowdhury and ABVP District Organization Secretary Apangshu Sheel. (Source - Sentinel Assam)

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