Nagaland govt orders probe into police action in Assam

Taking serious note of the recent action by Nagaland police on agitating students in Golaghat district of Assam, Nagaland govt today instituted an enquiry and appealed to AASU to reconsider its proposed stir over the issue.

Last Updated: Sep 19, 2010, 21:44 PM IST

Kohima: Taking serious note of the recent
action by Nagaland police on agitating students in Golaghat
district of Assam, Nagaland government today instituted an
enquiry and appealed to the All Assam Students` Union (AASU)
to reconsider its proposed agitation over the issue.

The enquiry would be headed by Principal Secretary
(Home) C J Ponraj, Home Minister Imkong Imchen said.

The minister also urged the AASU to reconsider its
proposed agitation against Nagaland on the incident.

"As neighbours, sometimes irritants happen but things
have to be addressed in the spirit of cooperation as well as
forgive and forget," Imkong said.

Nearly 20 students were injured, some of them seriously,
on NH 39 near Rangajan Tinali in Golaghat district when a
group of Nagaland police caned them on September 15. The
students were protesting against alleged criminal activities
in the border area.

PTI