Dholpur firing: Assam govt extends enquiry period for six more months

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Earlier, the commission visited Dholpur at Sipajhar in Darrang district to obtain first-hand information about the incident.
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Guwahati: The state government on Wednesday extended the period of the judicial inquiry into the Sipajhar firing incident that claimed the lives of at least two persons on September 23 last year during an eviction drive.

In a notification, the state government said that the one man commission headed by Justice (Retd) BD Agarwal has been granted an extension of six months.

It added that the extension would be in force from July 1, 2022 for next six more months or filing of the report if done before.

Earlier, the commission visited Dholpur at Sipajhar in Darrang district to obtain first-hand information about the incident.

Last year on September 23, when Darrang district administration supported by a huge contingent of armed security personnel reached Sipajhar-Dholpur area to carry out an eviction drive, the locals protested.   The protest soon turned violent, as demonstrators allegedly attacked policemen and other district administration officials with sticks and other sharp weapons forcing the police to open fire. At least two persons died.

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