GUWAHATI, July 30 � Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today announced that the Government would institute a probe into the recent ethnic clashes in the Bodoland Territorial Area Districts (BTAD) area and action would be taken against those found responsible for the clashes.
Gogoi today visited Dhubri district where a large number of persons displaced by the riots in BTAD area are taking shelter and spoke to inmates of two relief camps set up by the administration in Nayahat LP school and Namasudrapara.
While talking to the inmates of the relief camps, Gogoi assured that as the situation has improved, the Government would take steps for the rehabilitation of the displaced people. He said that normalcy is fast returning to the affected areas and adequate numbers of police, Army and paramilitary force personnel have been deployed in the sensitive areas to prevent any more untoward incident. The Central Government is also providing all necessary assistance to the State to tide over the crisis, he said. He assured that adequate security would be provided to those who want to return home.
The Chief Minister said that steps have been taken to ensure that the properties of those who left their home out of fear are not encroached upon or damaged by any miscreant. He said that the Central and State Governments would provide Rs eight lakh to the next of kin of those killed in the ethnic clashes, while, Rs one lakh each would be paid to the seriously injured persons. He said that instructions have been issued to the Government departments to provide adequate relief materials and health care facilities to the inmates of the relief camps. He further assured the inmates of the relief camps that steps would be taken to provide text books to the students staying in the relief camps.
An official release said that immediately after his arrival in Dhubri, Gogoi reviewed the law and order situation in the district with senior officials of the district administration, police and paramilitary forces.
The Union Home Minister, P Chidambaram is scheduled to visit Dhubri tomorrow to take stock of the situation.