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Escalating tension in Barpeta

The Baksa district administration keeps army on stand-by in view of escalating tension after security forces recovered three more bodies from the Beki River on Sunday.

The police resorted to blank firing to disperse a mob for holding a protest against the Baksa killing by violating the indefinite curfew in Salbari sub-division and Anand Bazar area in the afternoon.

The family members and local resident in Barpeta district refused to conduct the last rites demanding Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi’s visit.

This has forced the police to fire in the air to disperse the mob ignoring the curfew at Anand Bazar area.

A stunned government has already replaced the Baksa Superintendent of Police Nimbalkar Vaibhav Chandrakant and appointed 10th Assam Police Battalion commandant Mojibur Rahman in his place. /

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