Assam: CM Himanta Biswa Sarma orders CID inquiry into Udalguri incident


In view of an incident that took place in Udalguri district involving the death of a dacoit and injuring two police personnel namely Sub-Inspector Hira Jyoti Pegu and constable Sukumar Barman and recovering of some arms in the encounter, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma asked Director General of Police G.P. Singh to initiate a CID inquiry to ascertain factual details of the incident.

A magisterial inquiry has already been initiated into the incident. Sarma also ordered a CID inquiry into the incident. He asked the DGP to ensure the completion of the inquiry within two weeks.

As per a police statement, on February 24, at about 10.30 AM, two individuals arrived at the spot in a motorbike without a number plate. In pursuit of committing robbery, one of the individuals confronted the police team with a 7.65 mm pistol and fired upon the police team causing grievous injury to one police Sub-inspector and one constable.

“In a self-defense, the police team retaliated and as a result one of the accused sustained a bullet injury. When the police rushed to him, a 7.65 mm pistol, 2 rounds of 7.65 live ammunition, one bullet head and one empty case were found. The second individual fled the scene in the motorbike.”