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SIT To Be Formed To Investigate Batadrava Violence, Says GP Singh

He also informed that Jihadis could be behind this attack and an investigation with this angle will also be conducted to find out if any such links.

SIT To Be Formed To Investigate Batadrava Violence, Says GP Singh

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  22 May 2022 12:29 PM GMT

Guwahati: Assam Special Director General of Police (DGP), Law and Order, GP Singh on Sunday said that a Special Investigation Team (SIT) will be formed to investigate the attack on Batadrava police station.

Singh who visited the police station took the stock of the situation and also asserted that people involved in this crime will be dealt with strictly under the law.

''Seven people have been arrested while 15 people have been detained in connection with the attack on Batadraba police station. SIT will be formed in the matter,'' said Singh while addressing the media.

He also informed that Jihadis could be behind this attack and an investigation with this angle will also be conducted to find out if any such links.

"Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of central Assam Police, Satyaraj Hazarika has been asked for a thorough and unbiased investigation into the incident. Further actions will be taken once the post mortem and forensic reports are out,'' he added.

He further said that the culprits will be identified from the video footage and a forensic team will be deployed to investigate the cause of the fire.

''A probe will be conducted against all suspected people involved in it," he added.

Speaking further about the loss of important files, Singh mentioned that an investigation will be done to ascertain the reason for burning such important documents at the police station.

On Saturday, a violent and rowdy crowd set ablaze the Batadrava police station in the Nagaon district of Assam and physically assaulted the cops.

The assault came after a person named Safiqul Islam, who was allegedly picked up by police, reportedly died while being in custody at Batadrava police station.

A furious mob of men and women were seen storming the Batadrava police station in the visuals which surfaced online. The angry mob took the law into their own hands when they assaulted a couple of policemen who were on duty and set the police station on fire.

Also read: Assam DGP Warns Stringent Actions Against Those Involved In Batadrava Police Station Attack

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