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Sarbhog tense after shops set on fire

An uneasy calm seems to have been prevailing in Barpeta district after unidentified miscreants set on fire at least 15 business establishments on Thursday.

The incident took place at Sorbhog area in the wee hours the miscreants burnt down 10 shops in Chahpur area while the same group of miscreants set on fire 5 other shops in Pampara area.

Some of the miscreants further burnt down a cowshed and a heap of straw in the area.

Police officials have arrived in the spot and the investigation is going on.
A section of the local residents told Assam Times that it might be an effort to spread the BTAD violence.  

The incident assumes significance after miscreants killed at least 45 people and burnt down over 70 houses in the adjoining BTAD areas last week.

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