New Delhi, July 17: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday spoke to Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi about the killing of Hindi speaking people in the state’s Tinsukia region.
The Home Minister spoke to the Assam Chief Minister about the killing of a Hindi-speaking businessman and his daughter by suspected ULFA militants in Tinsukia.
During their telephonic conversation, Gogoi apprised him of the situation in Tinsukia region following the killing of the two Hindi-speaking persons.
The Home Minister shared this information via a series of tweets. He posted: “Spoke to Assam CM Shri @tarun_gogoi this morning who apprised me of the situation in Tinsukia region post the killing of Hindi speakers.”
The Home Minister further posted: “Shri Gogoi told me that the state had already rushed security forces to Tinsukia region to maintain peace and order,” adding “I assured the Assam CM of all possible help from the Centre including additional security forces if needed.”
On Tuesday night, Nandalal Shah (65) and his daughter Kajol Shah (21) were killed, while his wife, son and nephew were injured in indiscriminate firing by suspected ULFA(I) militants at his home in Bijuliban village in Tinsukia district.
After the killing of Nandalal Shah and his daughter Kajol, Assam government has shunted out local SP Arnab Deka and posted Karbi Anglong SP Mugdha Jyoti Mahanta in his place.
Protests over the incident have disrupted normal life in the district for the last two days.
(With Agency Inputs)