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Assam violence: Govt orders judicial probe

The Assam government ordered a judicial probe into the ethnic violence in Darrang and Udalguri districts that has claimed 52 lives.

india Updated: Oct 09, 2008 21:06 IST

The Assam government on Thursday ordered a judicial probe into the ethnic violence in Darrang and Udalguri districts that has claimed 52 lives.

Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, who visited the affected areas in the two districts, said there were allegations against some police officers that they had failed to contain the violence for which action would be taken against them if found guilty.

Gogoi visited areas under Rowta in Udalguri and Besimari and Bhakatpara in Darrang and assured the victims in the relief camps of help from the government.

With day curfew still on, Gogoi said there was no fresh incident since yesterday and the situation was under control.

The army and paramilitary forces continued to stage flag march in the affected areas to ensure that peace prevailed.