Road blockade on NH-37 by Tiwa students body

Morigaon: Tiwa Yuba Chatra Parishad on Saturday blocked NH-37 in Assam's Morigaon district demanding CBI probe into the death of one of its leaders.

The activists blocked the highway at Dharamtul for more than four hours this afternoon demanding a CBI inquiry into the death of its advisor Arun Manta who was knocked down by a car without a number plate on April 4, 2011.

The activists alleged Manta's death was a "pre-planned murder". They had earlier urged the state government to institute a judicial inquiry but a CID inquiry was ordered whose report was yet to be made public.

The activist later lifted the blockade on the assurance of the district administration and there was no report of any untoward incident, sources said.