NIA team visits Kokrajhar

New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) A four-member NIA team on Saturday visited Kokrajhar in Assam to take stock of the situation, a day after 14 people were killed in indiscriminate firing and grenade attack by a Bodo militant faction.

National Investigation Agency (NIA) team was sent from the agency’s branch in Guwahati, Assam. However, they will wait for government orders to take over the case from local police.

“A four-member Guwahati NIA team visited Kokrajhar on Saturday afternoon, but it will not take over the case from local police right now. We will wait for government’s order,” an NIA source told IANS.

Three members of the anti-talk faction of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) opened fire at the weekly Balajan market near Kokrajhar town on Friday, killing 13 civilians and also injured 20 others. One of the injured died on Saturday.

The Army, which retaliated immediately, killed one of the attackers on Friday. A hunt is on to apprehend the two others.

–IANS

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