Kokrajhar attack: NIA begins probe, 4-member team visits attack site

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August 6, 2016 1:20 PM

A four-member team of the National Investigative Agency (NIA) today visited Kokrajhar in Assam where terrorists had killed 14 people on Friday.

NIA officials talking to locals about the terror incident in Kokrajhar on Saturday. (ANI)NIA officials talking to locals about the terror incident in Kokrajhar on Saturday. (ANI)

A four-member team of the National Investigative Agency (NIA) today visited Kokrajhar in Assam where terrorists had killed 14 people on Friday. The team will prepare a detailed report of the incident after a thorough probe. As per reports, three-four terrorists dressed in army fatigue opened fire in Kokrajhar market, Assam on Friday. TV reports today said that security cordon in the area has been taken off.

Assam Chief Minister Sarbanand Sonowal will also visit Kokrajhar today to take stock of the situation arising out of Friday’s terror attack which claimed 13 lives. Sonowal briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday about the situation. The Chief Minister, who was in Delhi, met the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and apprised him about the incident at Balajan Tiniali market in Kokrajhar district and the steps taken to nab those involved in it. He also informed the Union Home Minister, who assured full Central assistance to the state government. Sonowal cut short his visit to the national capital and returned to Assam Friday evening after the terror attack and instructed state police to arrest those involved the in it.

The Chief Minister announced ex-gratia amount of 5 lakh rupees to the families of the deceased, one lakh rupees to those seriously injured and free treatment to other injured. Meanwhile, Assam Police has arrested the driver of the auto used by militants to reach Balajan Tiniali market.

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