Ranjan Daimary is well-connected, might come out of Jail: Blast Victim's Kin
GUWAHATI: A special court in Guwahati today sentenced National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) chief Ranjan Daimary to life imprisonment along with nine other accused finding them guilty of the serial bomb blasts in Assam that claimed 88 lives and left around 500 injured on October 30, 2008.
Speaking to G Plus, one of the victim’s kin, Kamala Choudhary, wife of Rajesh Choudhary who was killed in the Ganeshguri blast said that she is not satisfied with the judgment given to Ranjan Daimary, as they (meaning Ranjan's sister Anjali Daimary) can file a case and he will walk free after a year or so.\
"We don't want to see Ranjan Daimary ever again. They are wealthy people and are well-connected so it might be easy for them to come out of jail. He should be given capital punishment or should stay forever in jail,” added Kamala whose husband was an auto-driver.
She further mentioned that although the state government provided her with a job at the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) on a daily wage basis, she is yet to become a regular employee till date.
“I have been running continuously from Janata Bhawan to the DC court. When I approached the GMC commissioner and requested her to give me a permanent job, she said that she has no say in this and only the government can help me,” informed Choudhury who is a mother of three children.
She said that even during the Congress regime, the government did nothing for the families of the blast victims.
“Now that the BJP government says that it works for the people, we are hoping that they think about us. On October 30 last year, during the programme held to commemorate 10 years of the blasts, minister Siddhartha Bhattacharya had reassured me that I would definitely get a job but nothing has happened till date,” said Choudhury.
(L) Kamala Choudhary (Victim's Kin) (L) Ranjan Daimary