Alphajos Timung has no links with the Congress, clarifies KADCC

Guwahati, June 14: On Thursday the Karbi Anglong District Congress Committee (KADCC) stated that the prime accused of the Karbi Anglong lynching case, Alphajos Timung alias Alpha is not a Congress worker and he has got no links with the party. This clarification came after there were reports in media stating that Alpha was a member of the Congress.

Immediately after Alpha was arrested by the Police for instigating a mob to attack and kill two boys from Guwahati, there were various questions on what the main motive behind the claim was.

However, some media reports claimed the issue to be a political one and some claimed that Alpha was a member of the Congress. Following these reports in the media, the KADCC in a press statement clarified that Alpha is not a member or worker of the Congress. They termed the report as false, baseless and fabricated.

It may be mentioned that highly placed sources speaking to TIME8informed that Alphajos Timung allegedly first got into a small altercation with Nilotpal and Abhijeet from Guwahati near the Kangthilangso waterfall. Nilotpal and Abhijeet tried to avoid him but then Timung brought more of his friends and tried to get into a fight with the two youths from Guwahati. Fearing deterioration of the situation, Nilotpal and Abhijeet left the place.

At this point in time, Timung allegedly called up some people of the Panjuri village of Dengaon stating that he has seen two child abductors escape from the Kangthilangso area with a child in a black car. He also repeatedly called up the villagers there to stop and attack the ‘child abductors’.

Following his call, the villagers intercepted them and started to attack them

Currently, Alpha is in a  three-day police custody. The Assam Police arrested him, in the wee hours of Wednesday from Bheloghat Beygaon, Dokmoka in Karbi Anglong. Alpha was on the run after instigating the mob to attack the Guwahati boys on June 8.

Kuladhar Saikia, Assam Director General of Police told media on Wednesday that the lynching was “planned” by Alpha.

However, the police have not stated anything about Alpha being a part of the Congress or even having any links with him.