Assam: Shoot-at-sight order issued in Kokrajhar
Posted on: 08:20 PM IST Jul 23, 2012
New Delhi: The Assam Police on Monday issued shoot-at-sight order in Kokrajhar after fresh clashes and arson were reported from the Bodoland Territorial Administered Districts (BTAD).
Two more bodies were recovered from the banks of Gouranga river on Monday morning taking the toll to 19 in the ethic violence.
People stopped the Delhi-bound Rajdhani Express at Pratapkhat between Kokrajhar and Gossaigaon alleging that their houses were damaged by miscreants when they moved to relief camps, said IGP (BTAD) SN Singh.
The train subsequently resumed its journey.
An abandoned hostel of Bodo students was set ablaze at Bidyapara in Dhubri district with the fire brigade initially being prevented access before police intervened.
Police fired in the air when bandh supporters tried to forcibly close down shops in Golokgunj and Gauripur towns of Dhubri during a 12-hour bandh called by the All Assam Minority Students' Union to protest attacks on the minorities in BTAD districts, SP Pradip Saloi said. Seven person were injured in the clashes.
(With additional information from PTI)