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State Government orders magisterial probe : Madhavbari violence

“The government has decided to order a magistrate inquiry into Madhabbari incident on Tuesday and stringent punishment will be given those who are involved in the incident”, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said a press conference.

The massive violence had erupted at Madhavbari area in Jirania sub division during an 11 hour bandh called by the North East Students Organization on January 8.

The Chief Minister made it clear that those who are involved in the incident will be dealt with firmly as the state government is totally against the law breakers.

The bandh was called in protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016.

The state government today ordered a magistrate level probe into the Madhabbari firing incident that left six persons injured during a bandh called by NESO on Tuesday.

Deb said police had to open fire after bandh supporters went on rampage on shops and public places even after repeated appeal to be calm.

Several local Shops were set afire by the protestors. Despite repeated calls from the senior police officers the agitators had continued to run among in the name of bandh. Finally the police had to open for to disperse the violent mob.

“It appeared the incident setting shops on fire and blockading national highway was aimed at disestablishing peaceful atmosphere in the state”, he added.

Out of total injured persons, one has been referred to RN Tagore hospital in Kolkata and now he is out of danger, he said adding that the state government has been bearing medical expenditure of all the injured persons.


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