Gogoi criticises Chief Secretary over leisure trip

Updated - November 16, 2021 05:54 pm IST

Published - December 25, 2014 09:38 am IST - Guwahati:

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday criticised the State Chief Secretary, Jitesh Khosla, for continuing his family tour and enjoying an elephant ride at Kaziranga National Park even after massacre of Adivasis by the NDFB(S) militants in three districts.

“That is not good on the Chief Secretary’s part. He should have immediately come back,” Mr. Gogoi said at a press conference here.

Local TV channels have been reporting Mr. Khosla’s trip along with visuals of the elephant ride with his family this morning at the Park.

At least 65 persons were killed and 15 injured in a series of attacks by the NDFB(S) militants last night at six places in Sonitpur, Kokrajhar and Chirang districts of Assam.

Besides, three persons were killed on Wednesday morning when the police opened fire on violent protesters in Sonitpur.

Around 2,500 people have fled their homes and are staying in relief camps after the attacks, official sources said.

Manas National Park closed down

Manas National Park, a popular tourist spot inhabited by many tribals, has been closed for three days in the wake of killings. “We have shut Manas National Park for three days. There are lots of Adivasi and tribal people staying near the Park,” Baksa district Deputy Commissioner Vinod Seshan told PTI here.

“Also, many tea gardens are located in the nearby area where thousands of people reside,” Mr. Seshan said. - PTI

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