SILCHAR, Dec 8: Even after two months of surrender by the militant group DHD(J) to the government, peace seems to elude the North Cachar Hills district as a few cadres belonging to the pro-talk faction of the DHD, led by Dilip Nunisa, escaped from the designated camps along with sophisticated arms. The militant group surrendered on October 2 and had been awaiting the Chief Minister’s promised economic package for the terror-hit backward district to materialize.
The Jewel Garlosa faction of the DHD surrendered to the government on assurance that their demands would be fulfilled within 100 days but 65 days have already elapsed and there had been no signs of any talks, stated Nunisa. He blamed the government for dilly-dallying the matter which led to the escape of some of the surrendered cadres.
Centre’s emissary PC Halder landed in Haflong last week for preliminary talks with apex bodies of various ethnic groups which gave many contradictory suggestions towards the DHD(J)’s demand for Dimaraji, sources said.
The sources further added that in this vulnerable backdrop, there is very much possibility of forming an outfit by some of the surrendered miscreants and begin extortion and violence in the hills afresh. Also, recent incidents of some Naga miscreants allegedly killing a school head master, demanding money from villagers and the killing of Chetri at his own residence indicate a new series of violence sprout in the hills district.
It was also reported that a businessman and a school teacher were abducted by unidentified miscreants last week and a huge amount of money was demanded as ransom.
Although the businessman was released, the teacher is still in captivity. Sources added that local residents had been receiving extortion notes from some unheard outfits formed by non-Dimasa tribes.
On the other hand, the recent dacoities on the running Cachar Express train between Lungting and Mupha were another indication of impending hooliganism in the present scenario. THE SENTINEL