The CBI will investigate certain cases of Assam clashes where conspiracy seems to have been involved and a senior official of the probe agency will visit the violence-hit state on Thursday for the purpose.
"CBI will take over certain cases, wherein conspiracy seems to be involved, for investigation," home minister Sushilkumar Shinde told the Lok Sabha replying to a discussion on the adjournment motion on the Assam violence moved by BJP leader LK Advani.
He said for this purpose, additional director, CBI and joint secretary (Northeast) in the home ministry were being deputed to Guwahati tomorrow.
After fresh incidents of violence were reported in lower Assam districts, chief minister Tarun Gogoi Gogoi decided to recommend a CBI probe into the clashes.
"I have recommended a CBI probe into the incidents and now it is up to the Centre to take a final decision on instituting it," Gogoi had said.
The violence between Bodos and minorities has claimed 48 lives in the worst-hit Kokrajhar district, 17 in Chirang, 4 in Dhubri besides 5 killed in police firing last month, officials had said.