BSF torture Karbi villagers in Chokihola
(Arleng Daily News /20 July 2009)
Villagers alleged that BSF personnel stationed at Chokihola Block Development campus had tortured members of the Singnar village. According to first hand account gathered by the reporter, BSF jawans, in the name of flushing out KLNLF militants, conducted search operations in every household and physically assaulting the male members. The victims of the alleged torture were identified as Hemai Singnar, Rajesh Singnar, Semson Hane, Songsar Engleng, Bidya Singnar, Holiram Engleng, Angjok Tokbi, Sanjoy Tokbi, Sarsing Hanse and Relip Tokbi. Among them, Hemai Singnar had been allegedly subjected to most inhuman torture. Villagers allege they were subjected to similar search and torture some three/four months ago.