On Friday, October 29, a stack of government documents were set on fire alongside the Nabagraha Cremation Ground in Guwahati.
Media persons questioned the truck drivers who helped in disposal of the documents
As per the reports obtained by The Sentinel, two pickup trucks were assigned the duty to drop the stack of documents to the cremation ground where it was burned on the pyre on Thursday, October 28.
The media persons questioned the truck drivers about the setting but the drivers gave unascertain replies. The burnt papers blazed smoke till the late noon of October 30 which proves that it might have been burned around the dawn.
Drivers state the reason
Moreover, the drivers acknowledged that they were workers of the Guwahati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH). They further stated that they were asked to make 12 more trips to the cremation ground to get rid of all of the ‘junk’ papers.
Committee members while speaking to Pratidin Time
In a conversation with Pratidin Time, one of the committee members of the Nabagraha Cremation Ground informed that the pile of papers were simply old identity cards and verification of death certificates that had been collected on the shelves of the GMCH over time and had no use in the present day.
They were burnt as they were taking up unnecessary space.