GUWAHATI: At least four special fast track courts are likely to be set up soon to accelerate the trails of cases pending against the former National Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB) ultras in Assam.
Sources said that following the formation of the latest Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) by the coalition of BJP-UPPL-GSP, the Centre and state government has decided to complete the trials of the pending cases of the NDFB ultras via special courts.
Informing the development, BTC chief Pramod Bodo said, “We are thankful to union home minister Amit Shah, chief minister of Assam Sarbanand Sonowal and finance minister Himanta Biswa Sharma for taking a decision to set up four special courts to speedily resolve pending cases against former NDFB Cadres.”
On Friday, while approving the interim budget for BTC, its deputy chief executive member and former NDFB leader Gobinda Basumatary said that the Centre would be also giving them Rs 4 lakh each and another Rs 2 lakh would come from the Assam government to ensure proper rehabilitation of the surrendered NDFB cadre.
Moreover, employment opportunities would be offered to the surrendered NDFB cadres and Bodo youth in CRPF, CISF and other security and paramilitary forces.
Sources added that Shah during his proposed visit to Kokrajhar on January 24 is likely to announce a rehabilitation package for the surrendered cadres of the militant outfit.
Recently, Sonowal said that a package worth Rs. 60 crore would soon be announced for the rehabilitation of ultras from various groups who have surrendered.