PM called up Assam CM to discuss law & order after toll in current violence reached six.

Tarun GogoiGuwahati: On Thursday, PM Manmohan Singh called up Assam CM Tarun Gogoi to discuss law and order after toll in the current violence in the state reached six.

One more person was killed in violence strike Bodoland Territorial Administered Districts (BTAD) as the death toll reached 6 since November 10.

Gogoi gave PM, who is a Rajya Saba MP from the state, a detailed account of the circumstances and steps taken to control the violence, official sources said.

The Prime Minister told to Gogoi that assured forces were acting in a planned manner to destabilise peace and security in the region.

Singh also said that the government would take all measures to curb such activities and certain the state government help in restoring peace and normalcy.

The Chief Minister at an especially organized law and order meeting here last night directed the DGP and senior police officials to deal with the recent burst in violence in the BTAD region with an iron hand and if required to take the assist of the army and para-military forces.

In the meantime, Gogoi held the discussions with 4 Corps General Officer Commanding Lt Gen C A Krishnan about the steps requisite to restore law and order. The army officer informed Gogoi that he would visit BTAD tomorrow for first-hand appraisal of the situation.

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