CBI inquiry into Assam clashes

October 11th, 2008 - 10:15 pm ICT by ANI  

Guwahati, Oct 11 (ANI): The Assam Government has decided to institute a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) inquiry into the latest communal clashes that led to the death of 55 persons and wounded over 100 people in Udalguri and Darrang districts in the state.

Addressing a press conference at Dispur on Saturday, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said the State Government would request the CBI to identify the forces behind the violence as early as possible.

Gogoi said the State Government would also conduct an inquiry and warned that anybody instigating violence will not be spared.

Around 2,500 houses were damaged in 54 villages in both the districts in the clashes.

Stating that the situation was brought under control within 72 hours, Gogoi said that about two lakh affected people are still taking shelter in relief camps.

He has asked the district authorities to draw an action plan to provide security to the people so that they can return home.

Meanwhile, there has been no report of fresh violence in the past five days in both districts.

The district authorities have relaxed curfew for eight hours during the day following improvement in the law and order situation.

Over 51 people have been killed in clashes between the tribal Bodo community and migrant Muslims in violence-hit Udalguri and Darrang Districts of Assam. (ANI0

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