Two individuals have been arrested in reference to an assault that left 12 folks, together with a police officer, injured throughout a land allotment programme in Assam’s Sonitpur district, the police mentioned on Friday.
The incident came about in Jamugurighat space on Thursday when district officers have been allotting land to round 30 self-help teams (SHGs) for agricultural actions, they mentioned.
A gaggle of 20-25 “uncertain residents” settled within the space objected to the allotment of land to the SHGs and attacked the folks current there with sticks, rods and stones, inflicting accidents to 12 folks together with Jamugurighat police outpost in-charge Pranjal Nath, Sonitput district senior police official Mugdhajyoti Dev Mahanta mentioned.
“Police needed to resort to firing within the air to disperse the mob. A case was registered and two leaders of the group have been arrested on Friday. Efforts are on to nab the opposite culprits,” he mentioned.
The injured individuals have been admitted to a hospital and so they have been launched after therapy, the officer mentioned.
As phrase unfold concerning the assault, scores of native folks rushed to the spot to retaliate however they have been stopped by the police, he mentioned.
Native BJP MLA Padma Hazarika condemned the incident after reaching the spot.
“This group of uncertain residents is attempting to settle right here by encroaching authorities land. It’s a risk to the native indigenous folks,” the legislator mentioned.
Mahanta mentioned police groups are patrolling the realm and the state of affairs is beneath management.