All Bodo Students’ Union (ABSU) President Dipen Boro on Tuesday demanded the release of Ranjan Daimary during a review meeting on the Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) Agreement in New Delhi on Tuesday.
A review meeting on the Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) Agreement was held in New Delhi which was attended by Additional Secretary in the Union ministry of home affairs, Piyush Goyal.
The Chief Secretary to the Assam government, Paban Kumar Borthakur was also present in the meeting alongside BTR chief Pramod Boro.
The President of ABSU, Dipen Boro, who was also present in the meeting, raised several issues on behalf of the organization.
Apart from the demand to release of the founder of separatist outfit National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB), Ranjan Daimary, Dipen Boro also called for all clauses of the BTR agreement to be implemented before 2024.
Boro urged for 90 per cent implementation of the agreement by March 31, this year. In addition, apart from Daimary’s release, he also called for the release of all who are serving life sentences.
It may be noted that NDFB founder Ranjan Daimary is serving a life sentence in connection with the 2008 serial blasts case that rocked Guwahati.
In September, last year, the Gauhati High Court had upheld his life imprisonment sentence in connection with the matter.
Daimary has been in jail since 2019 after being convicted by a special court in the serial blasts case in 2008 that rocked Assam. He was the prime accused in serial blasts case.
The court also upheld the prior verdicts for nine other accused in the case. However, it had acquitted four other accused of any wrongdoings.
Earlier last year, ABSU had demanded the early release of former NDFB chairman Ranjan Daimary.