Assam minister appears before panel probing 2008 riots
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Last Updated: Thursday, October 15, 2009, 22:59
Guwahati: A senior Assam minister accused of being involved in the 2008 communal violence in the state today pleaded innocence before a probe panel.

Fishery and Minority Development Minister Nurzamal Sarcar appeared before P C Phukan probe panel constituted by the government after the communal violence had rocked the twin districts of Darrang and Udalguri last year, claiming 58 lives. Unofficially the death toll was more than one hundred.

According to official sources, the minister pleaded innocence and claimed that he did not know any leader of the Muslim United Students Association (MUSA), a body which has been accused of involved in the clash with the Bodos.

Sarcar appeared before the Commission on its second call after he failed to appear on October nine.

The next hearing of the Commission is slated for October 25.

Bureau Report

First Published: Thursday, October 15, 2009, 22:59

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