CBI to take over investigation in Assam student leader murder
The Assam government has already constituted a Special Investigative Team to inquire into the brutal murder
Guwahati: The Central government has handed over the investigation in the murder of a minority students' leader in Assam to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) as the state had sought, it was announced on Monday.
Union Development of North Eastern Region Minister Jitendra Singh, who is also the Minister of State in the PMO, informed Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal of the decision over phone on Monday, an official statement said.
All Bodoland Minority Students' Union (ABMSU) President Lafikul Islam was killed by unidentified miscreants at Titaguri market in Kokrajhar district on 1 August.
The Assam government has already constituted a Special Investigative Team, headed by Inspector General of Police Anurag Tankha, to inquire into the brutal murder and provided ex-gratia relief of Rs 5 lakh to the next of kin of the deceased leader.
The state had earlier recommended a Central Bureau of Investigation inquiry into the brutal killing of the students' leader.
At least six Assam Police personnel were killed while defending the ‘constitutional boundary’ of the state with Mizoram
The heart of the conflict is an unresolved border issue — a 164.6-kilometre long inter-state border, which separates Assam and Mizoram. This border is shared by three districts of South Assam — Cachar, Hailakandi and Karimganj — and three districts of Mizoram — Kolasib, Mamit and Aizawl
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