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HC orders fresh probe into Baksa killing

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GUWAHATI, Aug 11 - The Gauhati High Court today directed the Court of Sessions Judge, Baksa to conduct a fresh probe into alleged killing of two youths after they were reportedly picked up by Army in Baksa district in 2012.

In a writ petition filed by a �survivor� and family members of two other deceased in 2013, it was alleged that Army personnel dressed in civvies had picked up three youths from Gadhuli Bazaar in Musalpur area on December 21, 2012 and, thereafter, the they were tortured in the Musalpur Army camp, leading to the death of two of them.

While the body of Khwmdwn Daimary was found with bullet injuries near Tamulpur area after a few days, subsequently, the body of the second victim Rajib Basumatary was also recovered from inside the Manas reserve forest. The third victim, Rajkumar Rabha, however, managed to survive even after sustaining grievous injuries.

The Court after hearing Assistant Solicitor General SC Kayal (for the respondent) and advocates Bijon Kumar Mahajan and Arshad Choudhury (who appeared on behalf of the petitioners), directed the Sessions Judge, Baksa to enquire into the circumstances leading to the incident and fix responsibility.

The Sessions Judge has been asked to submit the report within eight months and all the parties have been asked to cooperate with the probe.

It needs mention here that the Court had earlier issued notices to the Army in this regard although the latter had denied any role in the case in question.

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HC orders fresh probe into Baksa killing

GUWAHATI, Aug 11 - The Gauhati High Court today directed the Court of Sessions Judge, Baksa to conduct a fresh probe into alleged killing of two youths after they were reportedly picked up by Army in Baksa district in 2012.

In a writ petition filed by a �survivor� and family members of two other deceased in 2013, it was alleged that Army personnel dressed in civvies had picked up three youths from Gadhuli Bazaar in Musalpur area on December 21, 2012 and, thereafter, the they were tortured in the Musalpur Army camp, leading to the death of two of them.

While the body of Khwmdwn Daimary was found with bullet injuries near Tamulpur area after a few days, subsequently, the body of the second victim Rajib Basumatary was also recovered from inside the Manas reserve forest. The third victim, Rajkumar Rabha, however, managed to survive even after sustaining grievous injuries.

The Court after hearing Assistant Solicitor General SC Kayal (for the respondent) and advocates Bijon Kumar Mahajan and Arshad Choudhury (who appeared on behalf of the petitioners), directed the Sessions Judge, Baksa to enquire into the circumstances leading to the incident and fix responsibility.

The Sessions Judge has been asked to submit the report within eight months and all the parties have been asked to cooperate with the probe.

It needs mention here that the Court had earlier issued notices to the Army in this regard although the latter had denied any role in the case in question.