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Magisterial probe ordered into Congress MLA Rumi Nath assault case

Press Trust of India
Jul 02, 2012 at 01:04pm IST

Karimganj/Guwahati: A magisterial inquiry has been ordered into the assault on Congress MLA Rumi Nath and her second husband at a Karimganj hotel which sparked off violent protests and bandh in south Assam's Barak Valley.

Karimganj Deputy Commissioner Debeswar Malakar on Monday ordered the inquiry into the incident. The report of the inquiry is to be submitted within 15 days, official sources said.

In another development, three personnel security officers of the MLA were suspended due to dereliction of duty.

Probe ordered into Cong MLA Rumi assault case

Violent protests by supporters and opponents of the controversial MLA have been going on in Barak Valley since the last 3 days.

"The PSOs had failed to protect Nath and her second husband and had fled from the spot when the mob barged into the hotel where the duo were staying", the sources said. Nath, who represents Borkhola constituency in Cachar, and her second husband were beaten up and injured on Friday night in a hotel in Karimganj by a group of people who were angry over her second marriage without having divorced her first husband.

Violent protests by supporters and opponents of the controversial MLA have been going on in Barak Valley since the last three days.

Prohibitory orders under section 144 of the CrPC were imposed in Cachar, Karimjang and some parts of Hailakandi district to prevent untoward incident.

Five persons were arrested for the assault on the MLA. Six minority organisations on Monday declared a 24-hour bandh at Badarpur in protest against the attack on the MLA. A 12-hour bandh has been called at Borkhola.

The Vishwa Hindu Parishad, the RSS and the Hindu Jagran Manch have called for a day-long bandh in the entire Barak Valley on July 24.

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