GUWAHATI, May 7 � The official death toll in the BTAD violence has gone up to 39 with seven more bodies being recovered from near the Beki river in Baksa district in the last 12 hours.
So far, 32 bodies have been recovered in Baksa, while the remaining seven were recovered in Kokrajhar, Inspector General of Police (BTAD) LR Bishnoi told The Assam Tribune.
Meanwhile, although the National Investigation Agency is yet to register any case related to the BTAD violence, it is believed that the investigators will take up the case related to the May 3 violence in Narayanguri/Nankekhagrabari villages under Govardhan Police Station.
�Under the May 3 case, 26 bodies were recovered. Till now three cases have been registered under Govardhan Police Station in connection with the BTAD violence,� official sources told this reporter.
Sources also stated that the NIA will visit BTAD only after a formal notification is issued by the home department.
Meanwhile, a press statement issued by the Government said that no fresh incident of violence was reported in the last few days and that 36 fixed police pickets have been set up in Baksa and Kokrajhar districts. Curfew has also been relaxed in the districts.;;;;;;