Curfew clamped in Tinsukia, tea tribes' body calls bandh
April 12, 2016  00:43
Indefinite curfew was imposed in Pangeree police station area in upper Assam's Tinsukia district on Monday following the death of 11 persons after a high voltage electric wire fell on them when police fired in air to disperse them.

District Deputy Commissioner Puru Gupta has issued the order promulgating curfew from 5 pm until further notice.

Meanwhile, a 48-hour Tinsukia district bandh from 7 am on Tuesday has been called by the All Assam Tea Tribes Students Association to protest against the incident where the victims were from the tea tribe community.

Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has ordered a judicial inquiry into the incident and appealed the people to exercise restraint and maintain peace and tranquility, besides asking the Tinsukia deputy commissioner to maintain law and order.
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