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Press Trust of India  |  Guwahati 

Additional Chief Secretary Kumar will inquire into the quality and effectiveness of the bullet proof vests worn by slain Bhaskar during the encounter with ULFA(I) militants in district in the state, official sources said today.

A notification to this effect was issued yesterday and the inquiry report, including recommendations would be submitted within 15 days from the date of issue of the notification, an official release said.

Kalita, who was the officer-in-charge of Bordumsa police station was leading an operation against some cadres of the ULFA(I) on May 4 when he was killed though he was wearing a bullet proof vest.

His wife, family members and the media had questioned the effectiveness of the bullet proof vest following which the constituted the one man inquiry committee headed by Krishna.

Chief Minister had assured an inquiry would be conducted into the killing of the police officer in the encounter with militants and to ascertain the quality of bullet proof jacket worn by him.

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First Published: Fri, May 11 2018. 21:00 IST