Assam Public Works (APW), a non-governmental organization based in Guwahati on Saturday has registered a complaint requesting an investigation into the allegations of Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma’s involvement in an attempt to topple the government in Jharkhand.
Dhrubajyoti Talukdar, the general secretary of the organization wrote to the officer-in-charge at the Geetanagar Police Station in Guwahati to register a complaint in the matter and to initiate an investigation.
In the letter, he expressed his displeasure at the way democracy is functioning nowadays. Talukdar wrote, “With reference to the above, I have the honor to state that as a conscious citizen, I am pained at the way to democracy is functioning nowadays.”
“In this regard, my attention has been drawn to various news report(s) in the media particularly the following (A) news reports emanating from West Bengal alleging that a criminal conspiracy was afoot at Guwahati/Assam to topple the Govt. at Jharkhand (B) Press conference by Indian National Congress under Congress leaders Sri. Pawan Khera and Sri. Avinash Pande alleging a conspiracy of similar nature. (C) Tweet was also made by Sri. Bhupen Bora, State President of Congress in which he had made reference to payment of cash for toppling the Jharkhand Government linking it to Assam,” he added.
He went on, “Further, it is learnt that an FIR was lodged by one Kamar Jaimangal @ Anup Singh, an MLA of Jharkhand alleging that some political leaders of Assam have entered into a criminal conspiracy to topple the non BJP regime at Jharkhand and for which huge amount of bribe has already been paid to many sitting Congress MLA(s) to favour the Bharatiya Janata party. From my understanding of the alleged exercise, it appears that as part of a criminal conspiracy, huge amount of bribe/ illegal gratification has been paid to paid to Congress MLA(s) of Jharkhand by unknown persons to influence their official decision making process.”
“As public servants, they are supposed to carry out their duties uninfluenced by payment etc of such illegal gratification and not to be breach the trust imposed by them as per law. It is also learnt that it has been promised to them that on account of the decision influenced because of payment of illegal gratification, they will be permitted to carry out certain Government related works and dispose/misappropriate/ misutilise public fund(s) for their personal benefit,” he further wrote in the letter.
Talukdar further alleged the involvement of many public servants in what he termed as a ‘criminal conspiracy’. He wrote, “The recovery of money from MLA(s) of Jharkhand at Kolkata indicates that money has already changed hands and that money has already been misutilised/ Misappropriated by certain Jharkhand based MLA(s). All this has been done as part of criminal conspiracy and many public servant are also involved since huge amount of money has changed hands and in the entire exercise the voters who have genuinely voted for the MLA (s) have been cheated.”
“A detailed investigation is required to unearth the truth. You are, as such, requested to register a case and investigate,” he added in his letter requesting for an investigation.