Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has said a probe will be instituted to find out the facts regarding the alleged involvement of a foreign hand in the recent Assam violence.

“From the beginning I have stated that some foreign hands are involved. It is not merely a clash between Bodos and minorities. The Union Home Ministry report that Pakistani elements were involved has vindicated our stand,” Gogoi told PTI.

“We will institute a probe to find out the details regarding the involvement of foreign elements in the violence,” he added.

Meanwhile, in stray incidents of violence one person was injured in Dhubri district and a few houses were torched in Chirang district last night, even as curfew was relaxed for 12 hours in Rangiya subdivision of Kamrup rural district.

Police said a person belonging to the minority community was injured at Chilkikhata under Bilasipara police station late last evening after a group of miscreants attacked him with arrows.

The condition of the injured is stated to be critical and he has been shifted to the Gauhati Medical College Hospital.

In another incident, unidentified miscreants set ablaze three houses at Khunkrajora under Bijni police station in Chirang last night.

Additional forces have been deployed in the area. The Army is also conducting flag marches at various places.

(This article was published on August 19, 2012)
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