Rajnath asks Assam CM Sonowal to investigate Tinsukia killing at earliest
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Rajnath asks Assam CM Sonowal to investigate Tinsukia killing at earliest

New Delhi, Nov 3: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday spoke to Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and asked him to investigate the killing of five people by ULFA terrorists on Thursday evening at earliest.

Condemning the incident, he assured strict action against the culprits and said strictest possible action must be taken against the killers.

“Deeply anguished by civilian casualties in an attack in Upper Assam region. It is a reprehensible act of mindless violence. Spoke to Assam CM Shri @sarbanandsonwal regarding the incident and asked him to take strict possible action against the perpetrators of this heinous crime,” the Home Minister tweeted .

At least five people were killed in the suspected militant attack by United Liberation Front of Assam (Independent) activists in Assam’s Tinsukia district.

According to state police, the incident took place at Kherabari area, near Dhola-Sadiya bridge under Sadiya assembly constituency of Upper Assam, at around 1945 hrs.

“Director-General of Police Kuladhar Saikia and Additional DGP Mukesh had rushed to Tinsukia to review the law and order situation,” state officials said.

Meanwhile, the state police launched a massive combing operation to nab those involved in the heinous crime even as the ULFA (Independent) denied its involvement in the attack.

The Home Minister also condemned the killing Jammu and Kashmir BJP leader Anil Parihar and said the police will not leave any stone unturned to arrest the killers.

“Shocked & pained by the killing of J&K State BJP leader Anil Parihar & his brother. My heart goes out to the bereaved family. Spoke to Advisor to J&K Governor, Vijay Kumar regarding the incident. The police will leave no stone unturned to bring the perpetrators to justice,” Mr Rajnath Singh tweeted. (UNI)