At least 30 Cachar officers from the Cachar district administration have signed a memorandum and delivered it to Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, expressing their displeasure with a BJP MLA’s behavior.
The complaint was delivered, as they accused a ruling party MLA of behaving inappropriately, insulting, threatening, and abusing a police officer on duty.
According to the memorandum, the MLA questioned the whole Assam Civil Services (ACS) cadre’s honesty.
Cachar Officers memorandum to Assam CM
The memorandum says, “We, the Civil Services Officers of Cachar district, having confidence in your able leadership, would like to bring to your esteemed notice, the very shameful incident of gross misbehavior by MLA Lakhipur towards the civil servants engaged in relief duty.”
Moreover, the memorandum continued to say that, the incident took place on “relief duty in Sonal Revenue Circle Dr. Dipankar Nath, ACS, Circle officer, Sonal Revenue Circle, and Sri Bikash Chetri, ALRS, Circle officer (A), Sonal Revenue Circle, Sri. Hussain Mohammad Mobin, ALRS, BDO, Sonai in presence of Sri, Ashok Singhal, Guardian Minister, Cachar, who were reviewing the flood situation, who is accompanied by the District President, BJP, Cachar, Ex-MLA, Sonal, the Panchayat representatives along with several party workers and their associates.”
“That, while visiting the designated relief camps at Govindanagar Shivbari High School, the MLA, Lakhipur remarked that BDO of Sonai, Hussain Mohammad Mobin, ALRS should be beaten up in the same manner as he was once manhandled at block office by various party workers on 10th March 2022.
“Other Panchayat Representatives further said that the Circle Officer(s) should be punished as they have failed to distribute any relief and went on to quote derogatory Un Parliamentary words for the entire Government machinery who were working in Sonal and also, accused the concerned officers of working at the behest of the opposition party and termed the officers as an agent of the opposition,” the memorandum said.
“That same disgusting method of harassment was used while visiting flood-prone areas of Kaptanpur and Rupaibali GP in Lakhipur Constituency, Sonal Revenue Circle, aboard a powerboat.”
“Further, he referred to both Sonal Revenue Circle Circle Officers as “rice chors,” implying that they were thieves and that their bodies would be infested with maggots. He also intimidated the Circle Officer, Dr. Dipankar Nath, by criticizing him and attacking him personally by questioning his educational qualifications and how he got the Dr initials in front of his name, as well as hurling insults and lifting his hand in a slapping gesture.” According to the memorandum.
According to the report, Cachar district civil service officers condemn such behavior.