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Proposal for Rs 1.17 cr Central aid dispatched

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GUWAHATI, May 20 � The district administration of Baksa today dispatched the proposal for release of Central Government aid to the tune of Rs 1.17 crore for the next of kin of those killed in the recent BTAD violence.

The amount is to be distributed equally among family members of 39 killed in Baksa district in the May 1 and May 2 violence.

Already, ex gratia of Rs 5 lakh each has been released by the State Government. So far, bodies of 46 persons, including 39 in Baksa alone, have been recovered.

Inmates of the relief camps have finally settled back in NK Khagrabari/Narayanguri villages of Baksa district under strict security vigil.

Sources informed that the situation is normal and all that was necessary has been done to build confidence among the affected people.

Meanwhile, although the National Investigation Agency is yet to register any case in connection with the BTAD violence, investigators of Assam Police�s Special Task Force has begun its probe.

It is also reliably learnt that although a number of weapons have been seized, the involvement of Forest Department officials in the violence is yet to be corroborated with evidence.

�There is no doubt that it was the handiwork of militants, but whether Forest Department officials aided them is something we are still investigating,� sources added.

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Proposal for Rs 1.17 cr Central aid dispatched

GUWAHATI, May 20 � The district administration of Baksa today dispatched the proposal for release of Central Government aid to the tune of Rs 1.17 crore for the next of kin of those killed in the recent BTAD violence.

The amount is to be distributed equally among family members of 39 killed in Baksa district in the May 1 and May 2 violence.

Already, ex gratia of Rs 5 lakh each has been released by the State Government. So far, bodies of 46 persons, including 39 in Baksa alone, have been recovered.

Inmates of the relief camps have finally settled back in NK Khagrabari/Narayanguri villages of Baksa district under strict security vigil.

Sources informed that the situation is normal and all that was necessary has been done to build confidence among the affected people.

Meanwhile, although the National Investigation Agency is yet to register any case in connection with the BTAD violence, investigators of Assam Police�s Special Task Force has begun its probe.

It is also reliably learnt that although a number of weapons have been seized, the involvement of Forest Department officials in the violence is yet to be corroborated with evidence.

�There is no doubt that it was the handiwork of militants, but whether Forest Department officials aided them is something we are still investigating,� sources added.

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