Congress slams Assam CM, blames Dibrugarh administration for Vineet Bagaria’s suicide
DIBRUGARH: Rana Goswami, working president of the Assam Pradesh Congress Committee was able to hold the Dibrugarh government responsible for Vineet Bagaria’s suicide.
Addressing a press conference here, Rana Goswami said, “The Dibrugarh police was also equally responsible for the suicide of Vineet Bagaria. The family members of Vinnet Bagaria repeatedly informed the police that they were being threatened but still the police didn’t take any action against Sanjay Sharma, Baidullah Khan, Nishant Sharma and Izaz Khan. Had the police taken action against them at the right time then, we have not lost Vineet”.
“The home department and police were equally responsible for the suicide of Vineet. Vineet’s father Kailash Bagaria filed an FIR against Sanjay Sharma, Baidullah Khan, Nishant Sharma and Izaz Khan but Dibrugarh police didn’t register the case. It is a big lapse on the part of Dibrugarh police,” Goswami said.
Goswami also criticised Himanta Biswa Saarma, Assam’s chief minister for divisive behavior in the name religion.
“A Criminal is criminal before the law, but chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma taking the name of only Baidullah Khan. CM Sarma didn’t utter the name of the main accused Sanjay Sharma whereas Vinnet before his death, done a video on his mobile phone where he named Sanjay Sharma as the mastermind of the incident,” Goswami added.
“We strongly condemn such polarization politics and demand that all the accused be booked as per law,” he said.
Vineet Bagaria (32 years old), was co-founder Animal Welfare People. The NGO assists stray or abandoned animals. On July 7, Bagaria committed suicide at Shani Mandir, his residence in Dibrugarh.
Vineet’s father Kailash Bagaria, who is a chartered accountant, revealed that he had leased out a shop on the ground floor of his residence to Sanjay Sharma 15 years ago.
Sharma sublet the shop later to Baidullah Khan, who opened a bike repair shop in his absence.
Bagaria’s family tried to expel the property over the past several years, but the suspect has not yet moved.
Baidullah Khan, Nishant Sharma and others were detained at Lumding Railway Station as they tried to flee. Samsullah Khan, another accused in this case was also taken into custody. They were all taken into judicial custody.
Sanjay Sharma, Izaz Khan and two other suspects are currently missing.