Cases filed against arrested Assam MLA for suspected role in ethnic clashes.

Pradeep BrahmaGuwahati: All the cases, registered against the arrested Assam MLA Pradeep Brahma for his suspected role in the recent ethnic clashes, will soon be handed over to the CBI, which is already probing seven other cases related to the violence.

An official said that “Both the Assam government and the Centre have taken the decision to hand over the cases involving Brahma to the CBI.”

Some more persons, comprising a couple of local leaders, are expected to be arrested for their involvement in the fights between Bodo tribals and Muslims that have claimed 80 lives, the sources said.

MLA of the Bodoland Peoples Front (BPF) Brahma, who is an supporter of the ruling Congress in Assam, has been named in seven cases after witnesses complained that he was leading the rioting mob holding an AK-47 rifle.

Brahma represents Kokrajhar (West) constituency, was arrested from his Dotoma residence near Kokrajhar town on Thursday.

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