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Baghjan blowout-hit people register protest

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DOOMDOOMA, Aug 9 - Even after 75 days of the blowout at BGR-5 in Baghjan oilfield of Oil India Limited (OIL) under Doomdooma Revenue Circle of Tinsukia district, the oil major of the country has failed to cap the well.

Consequently, the affected people in the vicinity of the well are still passing their days in utter misery, holed up in relief camps.

Around 600 affected people today came out of the relief camp situated at Baghjan Dighaltarrang ME School and marched towards the Deputy Commissioner�s Office at Tinsukia.

Police and civil administration personnel tried to prevent the affected people from moving forward by putting up barricades on the road just in front of the Baghjan Police Station. A large posse of security personnel, including Assam Police Battalion, CRPF and Army was deployed at the place to check forward movement of the protesters.

As the irate public tried to go ahead by breaching the barricade, a tussle between the protesters and security personnel took place. To bring the situation under control, the security forces used baton charge following which a woman named Promila Chetia was badly injured. She was immediately taken to a private nursing home at Doomdooma.

Later, the Deputy Commissioner of Tinsukia held a discussion with the leaders of the protesters and assured them that their demands would be considered on priority basis.

Earlier, the irate public handed over a memorandum addressed to the Deputy Commissioner of Tinsukia to the magistrate on duty and returned to their camp.

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Baghjan blowout-hit people register protest

DOOMDOOMA, Aug 9 - Even after 75 days of the blowout at BGR-5 in Baghjan oilfield of Oil India Limited (OIL) under Doomdooma Revenue Circle of Tinsukia district, the oil major of the country has failed to cap the well.

Consequently, the affected people in the vicinity of the well are still passing their days in utter misery, holed up in relief camps.

Around 600 affected people today came out of the relief camp situated at Baghjan Dighaltarrang ME School and marched towards the Deputy Commissioner�s Office at Tinsukia.

Police and civil administration personnel tried to prevent the affected people from moving forward by putting up barricades on the road just in front of the Baghjan Police Station. A large posse of security personnel, including Assam Police Battalion, CRPF and Army was deployed at the place to check forward movement of the protesters.

As the irate public tried to go ahead by breaching the barricade, a tussle between the protesters and security personnel took place. To bring the situation under control, the security forces used baton charge following which a woman named Promila Chetia was badly injured. She was immediately taken to a private nursing home at Doomdooma.

Later, the Deputy Commissioner of Tinsukia held a discussion with the leaders of the protesters and assured them that their demands would be considered on priority basis.

Earlier, the irate public handed over a memorandum addressed to the Deputy Commissioner of Tinsukia to the magistrate on duty and returned to their camp.

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