Assam CM asks DGP to probe Sonitpur clashes

GUWAHATI, AUG 7 (IANS) | Publish Date: 8/7/2020 1:04:29 PM IST

 Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has asked the state’s Director General of Police to inquire into the incident of clashes between supporters of different groups in northern Assam’s Sonitpur district, officials said.

Officials said on Thursday that curfew was clamped on Wednesday night in some areas in anticipation of the breach of law and order, apart from putting the Army on standby.

They said that though the situation was tense on Wednesday after clashes between supporters of the Bajrang Dal and a group of people in Bhora Singori under Thelamara police station in Sonitpur district, the situation was now under control. Sonowal asked police chief Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta to personally inquire into the incidents that caused the situation volatile in Sonitpur district, bordering Arunachal Pradesh.

On Wednesday Bajrang Dal activists took out a rally from a temple to celebrate the ‘Bhumi Puja’ ceremony of the Ram temple in Ayodhya.

The Bajrang Dal supporters alleged that they were beaten up by some people near a mosque after they burst firecrackers.

Stones were also pelted on the vehicles of some district officials. To control the situation, the police first cane charged and then fired in the air.

According to police, around 10 people suffered injuries.

Assam Police Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Gyanendra Pratap Singh has visited the area.

He said the probe is underway and two persons were picked up by police for questioning.


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