A peace meeting was held at the conference hall of Kokrajhar Deputy Commissioner here on Tuesday.
Organised by the district administration, the meeting was chaired by Kokrajhar Deputy Commissioner Madhav Prasad Sarma and was attended by senior officials from the civil and police, representatives from various political parties and organizations like Bodo Sahitya Sabha, ABSU, AASU, ABMSU, BSU,AKRSU, AAMSU, civil society, BPF, BJP, UPPL,and local intellectuals.
The meeting apprise about the prevailing law and order situation following the attack at Balajan Tinali market on Friday last where 14 people died and 18 others were injured.
The DC called upon all to maintain peace and harmony and also help the administration to maintain a peaceful atmosphere.He said district administration and state government has been initiating stern measures into situation. Government handed over ex gratia yo victims family member and given away financial supports to injured persons who are taking treatment in different hospitals, Sarma added.
The meeting was also attended by Kokrajhar Superintendent of police Shyamal Prasad Saikia.
Saikia said the attack at Balajan Tinali was carried out by a single individual and no group is involved. He said the militant who carried out the attack was heavily drunk and fired indiscriminately at the market place before he was gunned down, he added.