Gogoi orders inquiry into firing by Nagaland police

Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi has ordered an inquiry into the firing and assault by Nagaland police in upper Assam`s Golaghat district on Wednesday in which over 20 people were injured, some of them seriously.

Last Updated: Sep 16, 2010, 16:11 PM IST

Guwahati: Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi
has ordered an inquiry into the firing and assault by Nagaland
police in upper Assam`s Golaghat district on Wednesday in
which over 20 people were injured, some of them seriously.

He has also asked the district administration to
immediately file a report on the incident, official sources
said.

Meanwhile, All Assam Students Union (AASU) today staged a
sit-in in front of the district deputy commissioner`s office
protesting against the incident and demanding action against
the erring Nagaland police personnel.

About 1500 protestors belonging to AASU, various local
organisations and women units had yesterday staged a road
blockade on NH 39 to protest against lack of security in the
Assam-Nagaland border areas.

As the protestors were agitating a convoy of five cars
belonging to Nagaland police arrived at the spot and opened
fire and assaulted them when they were stopped.
In the firing and assault 22 persons were injured and
admitted to Golaghat civil hospital with two ogf them
referred to the Assam Medical College Hospital, Dibrugarh, the
sources said.

PTI