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    Dumper Driver Arrested In Golaghat; Suklabaidya Assures Justice In Morangi Accident

    Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has directed the Upper Assam Divisional Commissioner to conduct an inquiry into the incident

    Within less than 24 hours, the Golaghat Police on September 26th, 2019, arrested the absconding accused driver of the tragic road accident at Morangi in the district. The accused has been identified as Samir Garh.

    Assam Excise Minister Parimal Suklabaidya said that he is hopeful that with the arrest of Garh, justice will be soon served to the victims and their families.

    Two officials of the Excise Department and a policeman were killed in the road mishap while three others sustained severe injuries in the incident. The injured persons are undergoing treatment at Jorhat Medical College and Hospital.

    The accident took place when a Tata Sumo carrying a total of six officials collided headon with a dumper on the National Highway 39 in the district on the night of September 25th, 2019. After the accident, the Tata Sumo caught fire. The driver and the handyman had fled the spot after the incident.

    As per information, the team was en route to Dibrugarh from Guwahati to conduct a probe into illicit liquor trade operated from Arunachal Pradesh.

    The deceased have been identified as Sumu Maibongsa (Inspector), Ramen Bongjang (Constable) and Harekrishna Kumar (Sub-Inspector) while three critically injured officials have been identified as Sundar Bari, Tanu Injal and Zahidul Haque.

    Meanwhile, the Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has directed the Upper Assam Divisional Commissioner Julie Sonowal to conduct an inquiry into the incident.

    Suklabaidya also announced that the government would bear the medical expense of the injured officials.

    Photo: Rajiv Karmakar

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