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Policemen And District Officials Booked In Assam's Darrang District For Alleged Murder During Eviction Drive
Two persons were reportedly died after Assam Police opened fire on local residents protesting against the eviction drive.
Guwahati: A case has been filed against Assam policemen and district officiails of Darrang district after they allegedly killed two persons during eviction drive in Sipajhar on September 23.
The FIR was filed by the family members of the deceased.
The policemen and district officials have been booked for murder based on complaints filed by the family members of Moinul Haque (33) and Sheikh Farid (12). The complaints were filed on October 6 and 7, two weeks after the violence during the eviction drive occurred.
Two duo were reportedly died after Assam Police opened fire on local residents protesting against the eviction.
In his complaint, Ainuddin, a cousin of Haque, said that the victim was moving his belongings to another location as they had been served a notice for the eviction drive.
Ainuddin has claimed is his complaint that without any reason the police personnel open fired on the crow during eviction.
Earlier, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the eviction drive at Gorukhuti in the Darrang district was the beginning of the decisive battle to secure the lands of the state. He further said that this battle would continue till the government made such lands free from encroachers in all districts.
The Chief Minister said this virtually today at the meeting of the organization district committees of the BJP. He said, "The party and the government will have to work in tandem."
Appealing to the BJP office-bearers, Sarma said, "Though voter turnout has gone up in the state, a section of indigenous people of the state is reluctant to exercise their franchise. Against this, the people of a particular faith in the state cast 100 per cent votes. So, we should make it a point that the indigenous people of the state should also register 100 per cent voting."