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One killed, three injured in firing

Last Updated: Friday, March 2, 2012 - 19:28

Dibrugarh: One person was killed
and three others were seriously injured when CISF personnel
opened fire to disperse irate labourers at the Brahmaputra
Cracker and Polymer Limited (BCPL) headquarters in Assam`s
Dibrugarh district on Friday, police said.

Some labourers and CISF personnel, posted at the
factory gates in Lepetkata, had an argument which led to a
scuffle and the labourers began pelting stones at the security
personnel.

The CISF opened fire to disperse the crowd and in the
ensuing melee four labourers were seriously injured and one of
them died on way to the hospital.

The labourers then launched a blockade outside the
factory gates.

The police brought the situation under control by
making the labourers withdraw the blockade.

Superintendent of Police, Dibrugarh, Arabinda Kalita
said that the situation has been brought under control but
tension prevailed in the area where additional police forces
have been posted.

BCPL is a joint venture of GAIL, ONGC, Oil India
Limited, Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) and Assam
government.

PTI



First Published: Friday, March 2, 2012 - 19:28

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