Guwahati: Assam CM Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday directed state authorities to deal with the latest burst in violence in Bodoland Territorial Areas Districts (BTAD) region with tough action, where previous in 2012 over 100 people were killed in Bodo-Muslim clashes.
The Chief Minister asked the state Director General of Police (DGP) and top police officials to strictly deal with the situation during a law and order meeting at his residence, where the recent violence in Bodoland areas figured importantly.
Gogoi said that “Vigil should be stepped up to foil the sinister designs of these forces,” and appealed to the people to remain alert to rush in the bud the nefarious designs of these forces and to maintain peace and harmony at any cost.
In the meantime, the inspector general of police of BTAD said that the circumstances is under control now in the region and that all security forces have been put on alert following the incident late on Tuesday night.
He said that “We are also deploying additional forces in Kokrajhar and other areas of the BTAD to stop recurrence of similar incidents of violence.”
More than 30,000 people, who were emigrant during the violence earlier this year, are still living in relief camps awaiting rehabilitation.