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FIR against Union minister Rajen Gohain, 5 others for making

Press Trust of India  |  Silchar (Assam) 

Police registered an FIR

against and five other political leaders Monday for allegedly making provocative statements to divide two communities in in connection with the Tinsukia killings.

The police said a complaint was filed by Inamul Haque Laskar, of Ex-ULFA United Platform, Barak, at station.

Besides Gohain, the for Railways, the FIR was lodged against BJP MLA Shiladitya Dev, Pradeep Dutta Rai, Sushmita Dev, party MLA Kamalakhya Dey Purkayastha and Chandan Sarkar.

No specific statement was cited in the FIR against them, but it was alleged that they had given such statements on many occasions.

Suspected militants in battle fatigue had shot dead five Bengali-speaking people, including three members of a family, beside a bridge near Kheronibari village on Thursday night.

Chief Minister Friday blamed inflammatory speeches by individuals and organisations for the killings.

Two leaders of pro-talk faction of the United Liberation Front of (ULFA) were arrested on November 2 for making provocative statements on various occasions.

Earlier on Monday, of Opposition Debabrata Saikia of the demanded a judicial probe into the killings and alleged that no action was taken against the leaders of the saffron party for their inflammatory speeches.

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First Published: Mon, November 05 2018. 23:30 IST