Probe by Principal Secretary into attack by Nagaland policemen

Last Updated: Friday, September 17, 2010 - 17:32

Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister TarunGogoi on Friday directed Principal Secretary, Labour and Employment K K Mittal to probe into the firing and assault by Nagaland police in Assam`s Golaghat district in which 22 people were injured.

The Chief Minister has directed Mittal to submit the report to the state government within seven days, official sources said here. The Chief Minister had earlier asked the Golaghat Deputy Commissioner Haren Bora to submit a preliminary report within 24 hours which has been already submitted.
Gogoi has also urged the Nagaland Chief Minister N Rio to ensure that the errant policemen were arrested at the earliest. Home Commissioner Jishnu Baruah has also taken up the matter with his Nagaland counterpart regarding the high-handedness of Nagaland police personnel on peaceful agitators and to initiate necessary steps to bring the guilty to book.
Meanwhile, the opposition Asom Gana Parishad has called a 24-hour Golaghat district bandh tomorrow to protest against the incident. About 1500 protestors belonging to the AASU, various local organisations and women units had staged a road blockade on
National Highway 39 on September 15 to protest against lack of security on the Assam-Nagaland border when they were fired upon by Nagaland police personnel in which 22 persons were injured.

PTI



First Published: Friday, September 17, 2010 - 17:32

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