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Assam killings: Rajnath Singh feels 'deeply anguished'

Assam killings: Rajnath Singh feels 'deeply anguished'

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 02 Nov 2018, 04:02 pm

New Delhi, Nov 2 (IBNS); Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday condoled the killing of five people in Assam and said the incident left him 'deeply anguished'.

Singh said he spoke to Assam CM SarbanandaSonowal over the issue.

"Deeply anguished by civilian casualties in an attack in Upper Assam region. It is a reprehensible act of mindless violence. Spoke to Assam CM Shri @sarbanandsonwal regarding the incident and asked him to take strict possible action against the perpetrators of this heinous crime," Singh tweeted.

A day after killing of five people by unidentified gunmen at in the  Kherabari area in upper Assam’s Tinsukia district,  security forces launched massive operation along Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border to track down the culprits even as the ULF denied its involvement in the incident.

A high level security meeting was held at Sadiya involving Assam DGP Kuladhar Saikia and senior officials of Assam police and other security agencies.

A top official of Assam police said besides launching the combing operation, the  Assam police is in touch with their counterparts in Arunachal Pradesh.

Assam ministers Keshab Mahanta, Parimal Suklyabaidya and Tapan Kumar Gogoi have rushed the area and met the family members of the victims.

Meanwhile,  banned outfit ULFA (I) on Friday denied their involvement into the incident.

The five victims belonged to the Bengali community.

Assam killings: Rajnath Singh feels 'deeply anguished'

India Blooms News Service
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