Sonowal directs DGP to probe Sonitpur group ‘clash’
Published on August 6, 2020 | News Source: Bijay Sankar Bora
Guwahati, 6 August: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has directed the DGP of Assam Police, Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta to conduct an investigation into the law and order breakdown following the reported clash between two groups at Goruduba and Bharashingori villages under Thelamara police station in Sonitpur district on Wednesday.
“I have directed the state DGP to investigate the entire matter. I appeal to everyone in the state to live peacefully and maintain the spirit of brotherhood and friendship,” Sonowal told reporters on the sidelines on the inauguration of the new building of Panbazar police station here on Thursday.
Some persons were injured in the clash between two groups during a bike rally organised to celebrate the foundation stone-laying ceremony of Ram Mandir at Ayodhya on Wednesday.
According to reports, miscreants set two wheelers and a vehicle on fire and also pelted stones at the vehicle of Sonitpur deputy commissioner, Manvendra Pratap Singh besides damagimh the personal vehicles of Circle Officer of Dhekiajuli.
The Sonitpur district administration clamped indefinite curfew on Wednesday night in areas under Thelamara and Dhekiajuli Police stations “in view of the grave law and order situation with some groups trying to indulge in violence in the name of protest.”
Meanwhile, additional director general of police (law and order), GP Singh inspected the incident site today and informed that along with deployment of additional security forces in the area, four police posts have been set up in the two villages to maintain law and order.