Tinsukia killings: Rajnath assures strict action against culprits

Lucknow: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday assured strict action against United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) terrorists who killed five people in Assam’s Tinsukia district yesterday.

“I have talked to the Chief Minister and asked him to investigate the matter. I have told him that strictest action should be taken and culprits should not be spared,” Singh told reporters here.

Reacting on the incident, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said: “Organisations, (political) parties, people’s representatives, media and social media make inflammatory statements and give hate messages. Hence, I want everybody to restrain themselves. Otherwise, the government will have no alternative but to take action against them. I appeal to all sections of people to maintain peace and tranquility in Assam.”

He further said, “Whoever it is, no one will be spared. I have already directed my police department to start taking action against the culprits involved in the killing,” he added.

Yesterday, Sonowal had directed the law enforcement agencies to take stern action against the perpetrators.

The attack took place around 7 pm on Thursday in Bishnoimukh village near Dhola-Sadiya bridge in Tinsukia district. The victims were identified as Ananta Namasudra, Abinash Namasudra, Subal Das, Dhanai Namasudra and Syamal Biswas.

This comes after Paresh Barua’s faction of ULFA claimed responsibility for a bomb blast in Guwahati on October 13, in which five people were injured.