An uneasy situation is prevailing in Lampih on Saturday when police resorted to lathicharge on a section of people for resisting an anti-encroachment drive. The incident took place when police personnel had gone to the spot to demolish a building constructed by alleged encroachers from the West Garo Hills district of neighbouring Meghalaya. The encroachers allegedly tried to prevent the police from carrying out the demolition work. Then police resorted to lathicharge to disperse the crowd. Nobody was injured in the lathicharge, locals alleged some people sustained injuries though their numbers are yet to be ascertained.
The situation in the area was now under control though tension prevailed, sources said. Lampi has been in the news for the past few months over alleged encroachment by people from Meghalaya. The Assam-Meghalaya Border Suraksha Samiti had held a 500 hours road blockade in the area in March to protest against the alleged encroachment.
7 Jul 2007 - 6:02am | editor The dawn to dusk Sibasagar Bandh called on Friday by various organisations like AASU, AJYCP and Gorkha Association in protest against the Naga aggresion was a total success. No untoward incident has been reported from anywhere.
Assam Rhino from Tezpur is taking on Gossaigaon Salbagan Sports Club in the clash for the 17th Daoharu Mungkhlong Trophy-2014 at Dotma DASA ground in Kokrajhar on Tuesday. Altogether 12 teams are in the fray the trophy this time which kicked off on Monday. These include SBI,Bhopal(Madhya Pradesh),Dumdum Samanyay Samiti,Kolkata(West Bengal),Coochbehar MRSC,West Bengal, City Police,Guwahati,FCI,Guwahati,Udalguri Elevent. Barhungka Athletic Club in Kokrajhar defeated Rongjali Club Simlabagan,Santipur of Chirang by 2-1 goal in the inaugural match on Monday.
Shankar Baruah’s “unfortunate death” is a set back for CBI probe into the Saradha scam where the former DGP was an accused. Barua, who shot himself to death on Wednesday, was an important part of the probe into the multi crore scam. According to sources, Barua played a big role to provide security to Saradha chief Sudipta Sen and his close associates. A former minister and Baruah had several rounds of late night meetings with Sen and one of his close associate mediated by Sadananda Gogoi who is in CBI custody. The conspiracy took final shap when Baruah met Sudipta Sen at the initiatives of Sadananda Gogoi---closed to Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma.