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Indefinite curfew continues in Dhula area of Assam

Friday, 12 January 2018 12:47
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Dhula/Guwahati, January 11: The indefinite curfew which was clamped in Dhula police station area of Assam's Darrang district yesterday was in force today, officials said.

The curfew continued today though National Highway 15 was kept out of the order for movement of traffic and there was no report of any untoward incident, the officials said.

Ranjit Hazarika, Officer-in-Charge of Dhula Police Station, where the person allegedly died in police custody, was arrested yesterday. He was today produced before a local court in Mongoldoi which remanded him to 14-days judicial custody.

On the instructions of Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, PWD Minister Parimal Shuklabaidhya has rushed to Dhula to take stock of the situation.

The curfew was clamped yesterday after a man died as police opened fire to control a mob, which attacked Dhula police station alleging death of a person due to torture in police custody.

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal had yesterday ordered an enquiry by Additional Chief Secretary MGVK Bhanu into the incident of police firing and submit report to the government at the earliest.

Leader of the Opposition in the Assam Assembly Debabrata Saikia has termed the official enquiry ordered by the government as "inadequate" and demanded a judicial enquiry. (PTI)


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