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Army deployed in two Assam towns

Guwahati, Oct 27: Army was called out  in Dhubri and Gauripur towns of Lower Assam on Friday after incidents of stabbing and physical assault by miscreants. The step was taken as a precautionary measure to

PTI Updated on: October 27, 2012 10:26 IST
army deployed in two assam towns
army deployed in two assam towns

Guwahati, Oct 27: Army was called out  in Dhubri and Gauripur towns of Lower Assam on Friday after incidents of stabbing and physical assault by miscreants.




The step was taken as a precautionary measure to prevent the incidents taking a communal turn. Curfew has been clamped in Dhubri.

Three persons were injured  during  the immersion of Durga idols in Dhubri.

On Tuesday, miscreants stabbed a Durga puja pandal decorator Kamal Ghosh after which local residents took out a protest march. They tried to prevent the organisers of another puja committee from immersing their Durga idol.

Police resorted to firing in the air and latcharged the crowd, following which curfew was imposed. In another incident a rickshaw puller Karimuddin Sheikh was stabbed.

Curfew was relaxed in Dhubri on Thursday and the immersion of idols passed off peacefully while some miscreants stabbed and injured Karimuddin Sheikh, and another group attacked and injured another person.

Army carried out a flag march in Dhubri town, and curfew was relaxed from 9 a.m. till 4 p.m. on Friday. No untoward incident was reported.

Home Secretary G.D. Tripathi said one Army column each had been deployed in Dhubri and Gauripur.
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