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Not much headway made in investigation of Dhola incident

DOOMDOOMA: Except transferring the Superintendent of Police of Sadiya, Prasanta Sagar Changmai on Monday ‘in the interest of public service’, not much headway has been made in apprehending the culprits of the Dhola killings on November 1. While the new incumbent, Debojit Deori is yet to take charge, the transfer of PS Changmai in the wake of the killing of five persons belonging to the Bengali community at Bisonimukh Kherbari village under Dhola Police Station in Sadiya subdivision of Tinsukia district bears significance. On the other hand, the complaint of the villagers regarding the mobile phone of Dhola OC being ‘switched off’ at the time of the incident and the subsequent denial of the ULFA (I) of having any involvement in the incident, points the needle of suspicion towards a third force having strong political backup.

Meanwhile, although yet to get formal permission from the National Investigation Agency (NIA), a Superintendent of Police of its branch in Guwahati did preliminary investigation just after reaching Dhola on Saturday. But even so, not much headway has been made in apprehending the culprits. However, a CRPF camp has been set up in the village as a security measure for the panic-stricken villagers of the minority community. People strongly feel that a judicial enquiry by a retired High Court judge will be more effective to deal with the situation as demanded.

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