Assam: BJP leader, two others get life term for terror funding

The Assam BJP is examining the scope of moving Gauhati High Court to get Niranjan Hojai out of the tangle, state party spokesperson Bijan Mahajan said.

Written by Samudra Gupta Kashyap | Guwahati | Published:May 24, 2017 3:55 am
Assam BJP leader,Assam BJP leader terror funding, Assam BJP leader held, Assam BJP leader life imprisonment, terrorism, Assam terrorism, indian express news  The NIA in Guwahati handed out life imprisonment to three people, including a militant-turned-BJP leader in Assam and government officials.

A SPECIAL court of the National Investigating Agency (NIA) here on Tuesday handed out life imprisonment to three people, including a militant-turned-BJP leader in Assam and government officials, as part of two cases of conniving to siphon off government money to fund a terrorist outfit in the state. On Monday, the court had convicted 15 people in the two cases — the first cases the NIA was entrusted with after it was formed in 2009.

The others were sentenced to jail terms of varying duration. Those sentenced for life term are Niranjan Hojai, a former self-styled commander-in-chief of the terror outfit DHD(J), who later surrendered, joined the BJP last year and got elected to the NC Hills Autonomous Council; Jewel Garlosa, a former self-styled chairman of DHD(J) and at present an independent member of the Hills Council; and Mohet Hojai, a former chief executive member of the Council.

The Assam BJP is examining the scope of moving Gauhati High Court to get Niranjan Hojai out of the tangle, state party spokesperson Bijan Mahajan said. Five people have been awarded separate jail terms of 10 years and 12 years under different Sections: R H Khan, deputy director in the state Social Welfare Department and OSD of the Hills Council; Phojendra Hojai, a contractor; DHD(J) member Ashringdao Warissa; Mizoram arms smuggler Vanlalchana; and Kolkata-based contractor Jayanta Kumar Ghosh.

Seven people were sentenced to two separate eight-year jail terms each: contractors Golon Daulagupu, Sandip Ghosh, Babu Kemprai and Debasish Bhattacharjee; hawala operator Malsawmkimi; public health chief engineer Karuna Saikia; and another government employee, Jibangshu Paul. Another accused, Samir Ahmed, who had earlier pleaded guilty, has been sentenced to five years’ imprisonment.

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    Truthteller
    May 26, 2017 at 1:56 am
    Anti national party's anti national elements exposed. Jai ho Democracy
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      Rajesh Natrajan
      May 25, 2017 at 11:55 am
      chaddiRSS/BJP terrorist
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        secure
        May 25, 2017 at 12:36 am
        Hindu terror at least life imprisonment not death sentence.
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          bitterhoney
          May 24, 2017 at 10:32 pm
          is samay desh mein bjp walon ki dadagiri chal rahi hai , inse bada gunda koi nahi hai.
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            Khushminder
            May 24, 2017 at 8:26 pm
            You will soon hear Niranjan Hojai as innocent. Because all the witnesses shall be intimidated by RSS and Bajrangdal hoodlums.
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              Maverik
              May 24, 2017 at 2:48 pm
              Excellent!!!! Hang them as done with others!!!
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                Shamsul Islam
                May 24, 2017 at 1:10 pm
                One day these 'nationalist' terrorists are going to be CM or ministers in some RSS/BJP ministries, some of them may be awarded highest national award even.
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                  NA
                  May 24, 2017 at 3:50 pm
                  Do you KNow who is the First Terrorist in the World before 1400 yrs ago? That is Poappat MAHA MAD Who Killed Lot of Jews
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                    Khushminder
                    May 24, 2017 at 8:32 pm
                    and now RSS Killer of Mahatma AND BAJRANG DALIS killed intellectuals in Karnataka and Maharashtra . Killer of innocent dairy owners in Rajasthan and Haryana by Gau rakshak an arm of RSS.
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                      SmartGuy
                      May 25, 2017 at 12:04 am
                      Guyz, I have almost tracked his ip address and going to report to cyber crime of the following address. : www.cybercrimehelpline /cyber-crime/cyber-crime-cells/ Guys!! Pls report this hate monger NA online using the above mentioned link. We also instruct the Indian express to moderate the comments, so that these hate mongers do spew their venom in our society. Let peace prevail in our society. Jai Hind.
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                        Dhananjay Mirashi
                        May 25, 2017 at 2:29 pm
                        Sad but true. May be Muslims are not bad, but preaching of Islam is bad. Sadly many intellectuals are afraid of accepting and addressing this fact. Express group being 'lover' of modi and BJP; will always address the kinda news. What else can be expected.
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                        Khushminder
                        May 24, 2017 at 8:28 pm
                        Absolutely correct. We are not interested in the first terrorist. the Current ones are from RSS.
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                        utpoldas@gmail.com
                        May 24, 2017 at 9:17 am
                        PM Sir, Why should am BJP help the criminals who worked against INDIA and wasted INR 1000 Crores of tax payers money ?Let law of the land take its own course.
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