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Assam: Video captures police firing that killed two during eviction drive #IndiaNEWS
Two civilians were killed in police firing on Thursday in Sipajhar area of Assam’s Darrang district. The Assam government has ordered an inquiry by a retired judge of the Gauhati High Court into the killings and the circumstances leading to the incident.Earlier on Thursday, local residents told Scroll.in that at least three people were feared dead in the incident in which police opened fire on those protesting against an eviction drive.Darrang Superintendent of Police Sushanta Biswa Sarma has said that nine policemen had also injured in the incident, NDTV reported.The following video contains graphic content.A harrowing video from the Indian state of Assam. pic.twitter.com/0s0tNy8dND— Ahmer Khan (@ahmermkhan) September 23, 2021 Meanwhile, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma told journalists on Thursday evening that the eviction drive will continue, the Hindustan Times reported. “Police are doing their duty...As per my information, people attacked the police with machetes, spears and other things,? Sarma said. “Eviction has restarted [after the violence] and will continue tomorrow as well.? According to local accounts, late on Wednesday night, the administration served an eviction notice to residents of Kirakota Char. Protest erupted on Thursday morning. After this, the administration reportedly promised that the villagers will be rehabilitated before the eviction. However, once activists left the area, the police opened fire on the protestors,...Read more


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