“NDFB’s pending NIA cases to be transferred to Assam”: CM Sarma

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He added that the surrendered cadres of NDFB would also be absorbed in various government vacancies
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Guwahati: Assam government will transfer all the cases pending with National Investigation Agency (NIA) to state to make a congenial to peace in the Bodo heartland areas of the state, said chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday.

Attending the anti-terrorism day and paying tributes to Jwhwlao Swmbla Basumatary, the then ABSU President who was assassinated on July 30, 1996, the CM reiterated that his government would take necessary steps to end militancy in the region and to rehabilitate those who have shunned violence.

He said that the non-heinous crime cases pending against the National Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB) cadres would be disposed off very soon.

“The disgruntled groups which so far kept themselves away from the peace process now have started coming back to the mainstream to help the government to usher in permanent peace in the Bodo areas. With regard to the gesture made by the NDFB in responding to the peace process, the state government has earmarked Rs. 160 crore for rehabilitation of all the surrendered cadres of NDFB,” he said.

He added that the surrendered cadres of NDFB would also be absorbed in various government vacancies in accordance with essential and desired qualifications.

Besides, Sarma said that his government in coordination with Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) will work in creating economic package to utilize the services of the villagers of 10 villages which bear the brunt of human trafficking as he said that he would launch the scheme after August 15.

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