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Attack handiwork of Cong MLA: Akhil

KMSS leader Akhil Gogoi charged Congress MLA in Dharampur Nilamoni Sen Deka with masterminding the attack on him on Friday where he was injured.

In his FIR moved at the Nalbari police station, the RTI activist alleged that the attack was carried out by six youth Congress activists at the instance of Assam Agriculture and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Nilamani Sen Deka who hails from Dharmapur constituency.

Gogoi received head injury when a group of miscreants attacked him on his way to the flood-hit Punni village. Gogoi was admitted to the Nalbari Civil Hospital in a critical condition.The police have launched an investigation into the incident.

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It is cruel.Miscreants and the clutch should immediately be identified and be punished judicially.

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