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AASU seeks installation of bust of lynched AASU leader

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HT Correspondent
JORHAT, Nov 21: The Jorhat district unit of AASU has suggested to the district administration about possible venues in the town, to install a bust of Animesh Bhuyan, a leader of the students’ body who was killed in a mob attack on November 29 last year.
Jorhat sub-divisional unit, AASU general secretary Riyaz Hussain informed that a delegation of the students’ body led by AASU state organisational secretary, Jitu Neog met the Jorhat deputy commissioner, Ashok Kumar Barman and submitted a memorandum suggesting names of several places where the bust of Bhuyan could be installed.
Stating that the Jorhat district unit of AASU has been seeking installation of a bust of the slain student leader at a prominent place of the town by the administration just after the incident, Hussain said that they have suggested in the memorandum that the bust could be installed at Gur Bazar in Nirmal Chariali, which is near to the site of the incident, or beside the bridge at Tarajan area or near Lahoty Petrol Pump.
He said that the students’ body urged the deputy commissioner to decide on the venue where the proposed bust of Bhuyan could be installed at the earliest and thereafter the district administration can initiate the process for construction work.
Hussain stated that the deputy commissioner reportedly assured the AASU delegation to select the venue for the bust soon and subsequently start the process for making and installation of it.
Jorhat district unit, AASU president (in-charge) Madhurjya Pathak, general secretary Arjunmoni Bhuyan along with Hussain were part of the delegation that met the deputy commissioner.
It may be mentioned here that Animesh Bhuyan, the then Education secretary of
Brahmaputra regional unit of AASU, Golaghat district along with two others (Mridusmanta Baruah and Pranoy Dutta) were attacked by a mob at the truck stand here following which Animesh succumbed to his injuries and the two sustaining serious injuries.
There was a huge uproar across the state over the incident. Police arrested 15 persons involved in the lynching case. Jorhat police on January 17, 2022, filed the charge-sheet in the case in the court against 13 accused people out of the total 15 arrested in the case.
Police during investigation did not find any evidence against one of the accused among the 15 and hence the name of the accused without any evidence was not included in the chargesheet, while another accused was found minor and hence a separate charge-report against the minor was filed in the Juvenile Court as CCL (Children in conflict with law).
Another accused died in a road accident at Cinnamara Khariya Chuk (Jorhat-Mariani Road) on the outskirts here in the intervening night of November 30 and December 1, while allegedly trying to escape from police custody.

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