NALBARI/RANGIYA, Aug 17 � A tense situation prevails in Tamulpur area in Baksa district where police resorted to firing with rubber bullets last evening to disperse an angry mob.
Meanwhile, Minister of Agriculture Nilamani Sen Deka, Minister of Transport Chandan Brahma and MLAs Chandi Basumatary, Emanuel Moshahary and Rihan Daimary today visited the trouble-torn areas of Tamulpur to take stock of the situation. The ministers called upon the people to maintain peace.
On the other hand, 65 people who were arrested by Tamulpur police yesterday, were today produced at the Nalbari Chief Judicial Magistrate�s (CJM) Court, which remanded 10 of them to judicial custody. The other 55 were sent to police custody for further questioning.
It may be mentioned that the police had arrested the persons on the charge of setting ablaze a Tata Nano vehicle at Kaurbaha. The driver of the vehicle is still missing.
On the other hand, police have arrested ten persons from Udiana in connection with yesterday�s violence. Further operation by the police is on in this regard.
Meanwhile, Kamrup district administration convened a public meeting this morning at the Rangiya Raijmel Swahid Krishak Bhavan in a bid to restore peace and normalcy in the locality, and to check further spread of violence and fresh incidents.
Convenor of the meet, Kamrup DC SK Roy appealed to all to maintain peace and harmony. He said that although normalcy was affected with curfew being clamped in the locality, this was done to restore peace.
Kamrup SP, Partha Sarathi Mahanta pointing to some major law and order related issues, asserted that Kamrup police was fully committed to standing with the people against anti-social elements till complete normalcy was restored.