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Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi Demands Assam DGP to Take Action against Miscreants Responsible for Open Firing in Golaghat

Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi Demands Assam DGP to Take Action against Miscreants Responsible for Open Firing in Golaghat

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Guwahati, January 6, 2019:

Congress leader Gaurav Gogoi, who represents the Kaliabor Lok Sabha constituency in Assam, has written to the Director General of Police, Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta, demanding action against miscreants who fired bullets outside the residence of a local Congress leader called Rita Rajkhowa.

According a notice issued from his office, Gaurav Gogoi has accordingly requested the top cop to ensure that a high level enquiry takes place in a fair and expedient manner to punish the culprits behind the open firing incident.

Gogoi has also emphasised upon the importance of allowing citizens of India, especially Assam, to protest against the undemocratically passed Citizenship Amendment Act, and requested the authorities to ensure that such a right is not taken away by the above stated incidents.

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It may be mentioned here that at around 9 pm on January 2, miscreants turned up outside the house of a local Congress leader, Rita Rajkhowa, and let off a volley of bullets outside her residence. It may be mentioned that an anti-CAA brigade leader called Binoy Bora was also present at Rajkhowa’s house when the attack happened. Bora’s vehicle a Maruti Van vehicle, was also fired upon — bullets pierced the vehicle 3 times, and a side windshield was shattered. It is pertinent to mention here both Bora and Rajkhowa had taken active participation in the rally against the ‘CAA’ earlier in the afternoon.

This incident soon sent shockwaves of fear among the people, and the local police authorities soon turned up at the site to take stock of the situation.

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Golaghat SP Pushparaj Singh said that the local authorities were informed about the firing at around 9:30 pm on December 2. He informed that as many as 7 rounds of MP cartridges were found by police. Witnesses have given statements, and some clues have been discovered. Efforts are on to identify the culprits, the SP stated.

It may be mentioned here that not too long ago, Khumtai’s BJP MLA Mrinal Saikia had urged the people of the region to lash out against the ones protesting the ‘CAA’ should be met with force.

“If they harm one of you, harm ten of them””, the Assam MLA had said, in a controversial speech that made national media headlines for its apparent advocacy of brutal force against the people protesting against the 'CAA'.

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