Pradeep Brahma, MLA of Kokrajhar ( West) constituency was arrested today in the morning from his residence at Dotoma near Kokrajhar town. He has been arrested for his alleged involvement in recent violence in BTAD which claimed more than 80 lives so far.
Pradeep Brahma alias Gara is an ex-BLT member who was known as a sharp-shooter during his BLT ( Bodoland Liberation Tigers) days. He is an MLA of Bodoland Peoples Front (BPF), which is an ally of the ruling Congress in Assam.
BPF is also ruling party whose chief is Hagrama Mohilari. It may be mentioned that AIUDF leader Badaruddin Ajmal has been demanding arrest of Hagrama Mohilari for his alleged role in inciting the recent violence.
Army staged flag march when Pradeep Brahma’s supporters started picketing on the railway track and national highway 31.
The violence is continuing with some killing incidents which are being reported almost regularly.