From a Correspondent
Mangaldai, Jan 11: The situation in Dhula in Darrang district is limping back to normalcy after no fresh incident of violence was reported till filing of this report. The curfew which had been imposed since Wednesday, was relaxed for three hours in the afternoon on Thursday.
Meanwhile, PWD Minister Parimal Suklabaidya and PHE Minister Rihon Daimary visited the family members of victim Moidul Islam at village Gorapori and Hasen Ali at village Atakata in the afternoon and announced an ex gratia of Rs 5 lakh each to the next kith and kin of the victims.
The body of Hasen Ali after post mortem in GMCH on Thursday, was handed over to the family at around 4-30 pm in presence of both the cabinet ministers , Mangaldai MLA Gurujyoti Das, UDF MLA Aminul Islam, ADGP Mukesh Agarwala , Darrang Deputy Commissioner Ashok Kr Barman and other senior officials of the administration, following the refusal of local public not to accept the body without the announcement of ex gratia by the minister.
On the other hand, earlier on the day a team of Congress legislators led by Rokibul Hussain submitted a memorandum to the Darrang DC at his office on Thursday demanding necessary compensation to the victims and judicial inquiry into the Dhula incident. In the meantime, the suspended officer in-charge of Dhula PS, Sub Inspector Ranjit Hazarika has been arrested and court on Thursday sent him to judicial custody.
The Additiol District Magistrate, rrayan th who has been directed to conduct an inquiry by the District Magistrate, Darrang has started the process and has issued notification for recording hearing of the witnesses from Friday onwards.