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SP transferred in Tinsukia killing case, opposition leader for judicial probe

Press Trust of India  |  Guwahati 

Four days after the killing of five persons in district, the government Monday transferred police district SP with immediate effect.

of Opposition Debabrata Saikia of the demanded a judicial probe into the killings

"In the interest of public service, Prasanta Sagar Changmai, of Police, Sadiya, is transferred," an official notification of the said.

Changmai and Debojit Deuri, Commandant of the 24th AP(IR)Bn at Charaimari in Baksa, would exchange their places of posting, according to the notification.

Suspected militants in shot dead five Bengali-speaking persons, including three members of a family, beside a bridge near Kheronibari village Thursday night. The village falls under the police district.

Meanwhile, Saikia demanded a judicial probe into the killings, alleging that the Bharatiya Janata Party-led was using the administrative to create division in the society for

"Almost everyone could foresee a violent incident occurring in Assam, yet the ignored all the warning signs and remained a mute spectator," he said.

Saikia visited the family members of those killed and said the should take steps to protect the lives and properties of all sections of the society.

The accused the BJP-led government of being partial in taking action against those fomenting trouble and claimed that no action was taken against the leaders of the saffron party for their inflammatory speeches, though two pro-talks ULFA leaders were arrested for the same reason.

had Friday blamed by individuals and organisations for the killings and the two leaders of the pro-talks faction of the United Liberation Front of (ULFA) were arrested for making provocative statements on various occasions.

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First Published: Mon, November 05 2018. 21:20 IST